One fine day, I was left to do lunch for a couple of people. One is ofcourse myself and another one special person is my sister. I should talk few words about my sister at this point. She is a picky eater, specially when she comes to my house. If she sees some boring lunch menu, she starts whining at me..She always want something special from me. This is the stuff which i made when she gave a unexpected visit to my house..For my bad luck that day i made curd rice alone, so i made this for the both of us to enjoy a lovely afternoon..Lets not forget the desert..I made a special muffin for her, which will be soon posted here..
This is such a simple rice dish, which doesn't need much work. But the taste is so mouthwateringly good. The flavours and spices which go through this dish is perfect. I served this spicy rice with homemade yogurt, which cooled off the spices in this. Try it for sure, you will love it..
|close shot of the rice which is about to get cooked|
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 25 to 30 mins
Serves - 2 to 3
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Cinnamon Stick / Pattai - 1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 2 crushed
Cashewnuts - 15 pieces
Ginger - 1 tblspn chopped finely
Garlic - 6 cloves chopped finely
Green Chilli - 2 chopped finely
Curry leaves - 10 chopped finely
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Rice - 1 cup ( I used regular rice )
Peas - 1 cup ( I used frozen)
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Water - 2.5 cup (if using basmati rice, use 2 cup of water)
Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn
Coriander leaves / Cilantro for garnishing
Take a sauce pan, add ghee to it and heat it up.
Add in the ingredients given from cumin seeds to curry leaves and let it saute for a min.
Now add in the spice powders and mix well.saute for 30 secs.
Add in rice and toss well with the masala and ghee.
Add in peas, salt, sugar and mix well.
Now pour water and bring the whole thing to a boil.
Once it reaches boil. Cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer the stove. Cook for 15 to 20 mins till all the water is absorbed by the rice and the rice is cooked.
Now squeeze some lemon juice over and sprinkle with cilantro.
Mix well will a fork.
Serve with yogurt.
|You will need ghee, rice, cilantro, curry leaves, chillies,|
ginger, garlic, lemon, frozen peas, spice powders,
cashews, whole spices , salt & sugar
|I have coriander, turmeric and garam masala powder...|
I also have cashews, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin...
You will also need some sugar and salt
|Heat ghee in a sauce pan|
|add whole spices along with cashews|
|add in the chopped stuffs|
|and saute for a min|
|add in spice powders|
|saute them for 30 secs..|
|now add in the rice|
|toss well with the masala|
|add in peas|
|salt and sugar|
|bring it to a boil|
|simmer, cover and cook|
|till rice is cooked|
|squeeze some lemon juice|
|and sprinkle some cilantro over|
|Serve with yogurt|