Thursday, March 4, 2010
This is an old recipe stacked away in the drafts. I traced this when I launched a search for Lunch Box recipes. This is a flavorful rice, mildly spiced & combined with the veggies.
When served with a cooling Raitha , it makes a satisfying & filling lunch !
Basmathi Rice - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Oil & ghee - 3 tbsps & 1 tbsp
Cinnamon - 2 ''
Cloves - 4
Cardamom - 2
Bay Leaf - 2
Onions - 2 no.s , sliced
Carrots - 1/2 cup , julienne
Beans - 1/2 cup, julienne
Peas - a handful
Lemon juice - 2 tbsps
Sugar - 1 tsp
Grind together with some water-
Coconut - 2 tbsps
Green chillies - 8
Ginger - 1 '' piece
Garlic - 6 cloves
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Onion - 2 tbsps, chopped
Coriander - 3/4 - 1 cup chopped
Wash & soak rice for 10 minutes.
Take oil in a pan , drop the whole spices in hot oil to release their flavors. Tip in the onions & saute for 2 minutes. Stir in the vegetables & cook covered till they wilt.
Grind the masala paste & stir it in till it becomes dry.
Drain the rice, & stir it in the masala for a couple of minutes.
Bring the measured water to a boil with sufficient salt in a Rice cooker. Transfer the rice to the boiling water & cook till the rice is done.
Squeeze some lemon juice & sprinkle some sugar to balance out the flavors.
Serve with Raitha.
Sending this to the Tiffin Box Event hosted by Radhika and Sudashna.