Monday, August 12, 2013

Coriander Rice

Basmati rice - 1 cup
Coriander leaves - 1 cup tightly packed and a handful
Onion -1 cup, chopped
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Green chilli - 2-3
Salt as required
Oil -1 tbsp
Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp

1. Wash, drain and soak the basmati rice in warm water for about 10 minutes.
2. Pressure cook the rice with 2 cups of water and 1 tbsp of oil. Once the rice is cooked, cool slightly and then fluff up to separate the grains.
3. Wash coriander leaves under running water 2-3 times. Chop it and grind it along with ginger and green chilli using very less water. (Add little water only if needed). Keep the paste aside.
4. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it sizzles, add finely chopped onions and saute till it turns translucent.
5. Then add the grounded paste, salt and saute until the corainder is cooked and the oil separates.
6.Add the mixture to the rice and mix well. Heat ghee in a separate pan, fry cashews to golden brown and add to the rice.

Serve with raitha or papad. 


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