Do you feel guilty about taking much non vegetarian food? Then ribbon rice is a good choice for you, a biryani like meat mixture to satisfy your desire to take non, a delicious garlic-ginger added chutney to reduce your cholestrol levels, a simple vegetable mixture to quench the flames of your guilt.This rice is made with three layers, one with meat, one mixed with chutney and last one is with some veggies. Since the three main characters here do not love more-spicy things, I have been compelled to reduce the use of chilly.Make your own meat/veg mixtures and chutney and experiment!
For making rice,
Basmati rice / biryani rice 2 1/2 cups
water 5 cups
cinnamon sticks 2 , 1/4 " pieces
fennel seeds 1 pinch
ghee 2 tsp
Method of Preparation
Heat a heavy bottomed vessel.
Put ghee, when it melts, add spices.
Stir for few seconds, pour water.
Add salt, allow to boil.
Then add washed rice, cook until the rice is done.
Please refer the ghee rice recipe for this.
For meat mixture,
minced meat 1 cup
garlic paste 1 tsp
ginger paste 1 tsp
garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 or 1 tsp
coriander powder 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
pudina/mint leaves chopped 6
coriander leaves chopped 1 Tbsp
ghee or oil
Cook meat with salt and turmeric.
Heat a pan, add little ghee, saute onion until transparent.
Saute garlic and ginger paste.
Add tomato, all the powders except turmeric, and the leaves.
Stir until the tomato is cooked and mashed, add cooked meat into it.
Mix well, keep aside.
coconut grated 1 cup
ginger 1/2 " piece
garlic pearls 2
green chilly 1 or 2
coriander leaves , one handful
lemon juice 1/2 lemon
Grind together, add lemon juice.
Mix well , keep it aside.
For vegetable mixture,
Carrot 1 medium size
cabbage chopped 1 cup
beans chopped 1/4 cup
green peas cooked 1/2 cup
Chop carrot into thin pieces.
Heat little ghee, saute all these veggies.
Add salt, sprinkle little water over this.
Keep covered, cook on a low flame, stirring occasionally.
Keep aside when cooked.
Again, heat the heavy bottomed vessel.
Grease it with ghee in the bottom.
Divide the cooked rice into three equal parts.
Put one part in the vessel.
Spread meat masala over it.
Mix one part rice with the green chutney.
Then spread it over meat masala.
Above it, spread vegetable mixture.
Then put remaining rice above it.
Cover the vessel using the lid, tightly.
Cook for 10 minutes on a very low flame, like we do for biryani.
or you can bake.
Check the steam has come out after 10 minutes, if not let it cook for some more minutes.