Spread the Joy!
I have been checking my blog for a while and found out that I have not posted any rice dishes for a while..So thought of posting a basic rice which travels from kerala straight to my blog…
This is a simple rice dish that is perfect with any chicken curry…I flavoured the rice with cinnamon and cardamom(which is my favorite)…
I also added some coconut milk in this which gave a nice taste and aroma to this dish..And ofcourse keralan dishes should have some form of coconut in it..
I served this dish with Chicken Tikka Masala(Recipe soon)…
There you go for the recipe
Basmati rice-2 cup
Ginger-1 tblspn minced
Garlic-1 tblspn minced
Cinnamon / Pattai-1 inch piece
Cardamom / Yelakai-5
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee / Clarified Butter / Butter-3 tblspn
Coconut milk-1 cup
Coriander leaves/Cilantro-for garnishing
Saffron colour as needed
Soak Rice for 30 mins..Drain it and set aside…
Heat ghee or butter in a heavy bottomed pan..
Add cinnamon,cumin seeds,cardamom and mix well.
Add in ginger and garlic…Fry this for 1 min.
Add in onions and green chilli and cook till golden brown..Season with salt…
Add in rice and mix well..Pour in the coconut milk and 3 cups of water and bring this to boil..
Add in saffron colour and mix well…
Cover and simmer for 15 mins or untill all water is absorbed..
Fluff it with fork…Garnish with cilantro..
Serve with your favorite curry..
|Take all your ingrediants|
|Crackle cinnamon,cardamom,cumin seeds in ghee|
|add in ginger and garlic…|
|add in onions|
|and your green chilli|
|add some salt too…|
|Cook till golden brown…|
|add in rice|
|Take your coconut milk ( I used coconut milk powder which is dissolved in 4 cups of warm water)|
|Pour that in|
|add in saffron colour….|
|bring this to boil|
|cover and simmer|
|till the rice is cooked and all water has absorbed…|
|throw in a handful of cilantro|
|I know you all are looking at that chicken dish…That is none other than Chicken Tikka Masala…Recipe coming soon…|
|I had a perfect lunch…I know you can understand that…|