Tuesday 3 September 2013



Basmati rice 200gms
Peas 100gms
French beans 50gms
Carrots 100gms
Cauliflower 50gms
Cardamom 1nos
Cloves 4nos
Cinnamon 1 stick
Bay leaf 1 nos
Peppercorns 6nos
Mace ½ nos
Salt to taste
Desi ghee 30gms
Water 160ml-175ml


Shell peas. Peel & cut carrots into ½ cm dices. String beans & cut them into neat dices. Peel & slice onions. Cut cauliflower into neat flowerettes. Pick, wash & soak rice for 20 minutes. Drain water. Heat fat. Add onions, stir and shallow fry till golden. Remove the onions. In the same fat, add rest of the vegetables, stir and cook for about 5 minutes. Add salt. Remove. In the fat, crackle whole spices. Add in water & salt. Bring to a boil. Add in chilli powder and rice. Bring to a boil. When about ¾ water is absorbed, add in vegetables. Cover with a lid. Place on a hot tava and cook for another 10 minutes.

Garnish with fried onions. Serve hot with a homemade raita.