Monday, 31 December 2012




 Basmati Rice - 2 cups

Potatoes sliced - 1/2 cup

Green Peas - 1/2 cup

Carrot Cubes - 1/2 cup

Cloves - 4

Green Cardamon pods - 2

Cinnamon sticks - 2-3 1 inch

Garlic Finely chopped - 1 tsp

Ginger Finely chopped - 2 tsp

Onions Finely chopped - 2 cup

Garam masala - 1 tsp

Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp

Cumin Powder - 1 tsp

Coriander Powder -1 tsp

Freshly Ground Coconut - 1/2 cup

Sliced almonds - 2 tbsp

Raisins - 2 tbsp

 Oil or Ghee - 5 tbsp

  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry 1/2 cup onions till golden brown. 
  • Now add raisins and almond and saute till the almond golden brown.
  • Keep aside. 
  • Now wash the rice and drain the water and let it sit with no water for 10 mnts. 
  • Heat the oil in a pot add cloves cardamon pods and cinnamon sticks and saute it.
  • Now make a paste with garlic, ginger,cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder,coconut, onions. 
  • Add the paste on oil and saute it till golden brown and until the oil start separate.
  • Now add the peppers, potatoes, peas, carrots and saute it for few more minutes. 
  • Add rice and salt and saute it again few more minutes. 
  • Add garam masala. 
  • Now add approx 5 cups water and cook the rice until the water as been absorbed.
  • Cover it for few minutes. 
  • After cooking remove the cover and serve in a bowl and garnish with fried onions,raisins and almonds.

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