Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Requirements :
Basmati rice - 2 cups 
onions -    2 [finely chopped]
Tomato  -  3                                                                                                                                                
Coriander leaves, and mint leaves- each a handful
Green chillies -  4[slit]
To grind  : 1 cardamom, 1 clove, cinnamon-1/2 sp, star anise-1, fennel seeds-1 sp, small bay leaf-1, red chilli powder  (red chilly – 4 -5), ginger – 1 “ piece  , garlic  -  6 cloves    


1.  wash the rice and soak it for 15 minutes.
2. Then fry the rice in 1tbsp of ghee on medium fire for 10 minutes.
3. Pour the remaining ghee and the oil in a pressure cooker and heat them.
4. Add the chopped onions and fry them to a golden colour.
5. Add the grounded masala and the green chillies and fry for a few more seconds.
6.  Then add the crushed tomatoes with the turmeric powder and fry until all blended and the ghee floats on the surface.
7. Now add the mushrooms with a little salt.
8. Add the coriander and mint leaves and fry on slow fire until the mushrooms are cooked.
9. Add the rice and sauté for few minutes. Then add1 ½ cup of water and ½ cup of coconut milk ( optional) for a cup of rice.
10.       Close the lid of cooker and wait till two whistles.
Serve with onion raita or anyother raita.

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