Friday, March 16, 2012

Ghee Rice

Mild Spicy rice cooked in clarified butter / ghee with whole garam masalas.

Serves 4

Category - Lunch / Dinner

Basmati Rice - 2Cups
Green chillies - 6Nos. Slit lengthwise
Whole black Pepper Corns - 1tsp
Cinnamon - 2Nos. (1inches Pieces each)
Green cardamom - 3Nos.
Black Cardamom - 2Nos. (Optional)
Bay Leaf - 2Nos.
Ghee - 5 to 7 tbsp
Onions - 1/2No. Thinly sliced
Salt to taste
Yogurt - 3tbsp
Coconut Milk - 1/2 to 3/4 Cup (Add to taste)
Ginger garlic paste - 2tsp
Fresh green peas - 1/2cup (Optional)

Rinse the rice several times in cold water. Soak the rice with lot of water & keep aside for 1 hour.

Now in a pressure cooker or a pot, add the ghee & whole garam masalas followed by onions. Let the onions turn golden brown. At this point add the ginger garlic paste & chillies. Saute for 2 mins. Put off the flame add in the yogurt. Mix well let the mixture blend then turn on the flame.

Strain the soaked rice & add to the pot, saute nicely for 5 mins. Now add the coconut milk n salt. Saute further for 2 mins. Lastly add 2cups + 1/2 Cup water & the green peas.

Let it cook on high flame for 5mins later cook on medium flame till done.

If cooking in pressure cooker, wait for 2 whistles. If cooking in a pot, close it with a lid and cook till done.

Open the lid after 15 to 20 mins after done. This helps the flavors to blend inside and tastes very flavorful.

Serve warm with kurma.

Can Serve with Fresh Green Peas - http://meghustastebuds.blogspot.com/2011/01/green-peas.html