Friday, July 9, 2010
The spices used in this Rice preparation is slightly different from the regular Pulavs. The addition of coriander seeds and sesame seeds makes this Rice differently fragrant. Mostly I followed the recipe verbatim , but for a few minor changes. I used Green chillies to turn on the heat factor , in addition to the Red chillies. Some Lemon juice in the end to balance the sweetness of carrots . The green peas provide the much needed contrast to the texture and colour of the Rice.
Recipe Source - http://www.talimpu.com/2010/06/30/carrot-rice/
Rice - 1 cup
Carrots grated - 1 1/2 cups
Green Peas - a handful
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 4
Coconut grated - 2 tbsps
Green Chillies - 4
Oil - 2 tbsps
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 2 tsps
Bay Leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1 ''
Cloves - 2
Onion - 1 large, sliced
Salt - to taste
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Water - 3 cups
I have used regular Rice , but feel free to use Basmathi as well. Wash rice and soak it in some water till required.
Toast the coriander seeds, sesame seeds and Red chillies in some oil , cool and powder in a blender. Add the coconut and green chillies and run the blender once more.
In a pressure cooker , heat the oil and ghee , stir in the jeera & bay leaf, cinnamon , cloves to release their flavors.
Drop in the sliced onions and stir fry for a few minutes. Add the green Peas , grated carrots and stir for a couple of minutes. The coconut mixture is stirred in for another two minutes.
Add the washed & drained Rice and mix with the other ingredients for a minute.
Pour in the measured hot water. Add the seasoning ( salt ). Give a good stir and Pressure cook on high flame till the first whistle. Later cook in sim for another 5- 7 mins.
Open after the pressure has released.
Add the lemon juice and mix well.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with any Raitha. Tastes good by itself also.