Its a very popular rice recipe in India, delicious &very easy to make
cooked & cooled basmati rice 2 cups
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
curry leaves few
whole red chilly 2
green chilly 2
roasted peanuts few
roasted cashew nuts few
urad dhal 2 tsp
bengal gram 2 tsp
asafoetida a pinch
salt to taste
Lemon juice 2-3 tbs
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dhal & bengal gram. let crackle the mustard & slightly brown the urad dhal & bengal gram.
Now add the red whole chilly ,green chilly &curry leaves. fry for few seconds, then add the turmeric powder &asafoetida,mix well.
Then add the rice ,lemon juice, salt,roasted peanuts&cashew nuts, mix well&switch off the flame.
Its ready to serve
Another simple and easy delicious rice recipe,
Neychoru or Ghee rice ( cooker method)
Basmati rice 2cups
Ghee 6-8 tbs
Onion 1 (medium, sliced)
Boiling Water 3 1/2 cups
Cinnamon stick 1 inch
Cloves /Grambu : 4 nos
Bay Leaves 2
Pepper Corns few
Cumin Seeds a pinch
Salt to taste
Wash & sock the rice for 30 mts, drain the water completely & keep it aside & allow to dry properly
Heat some ghee in a cooker fry the cashews , then raisins , then onion until golden brown and keep it aside. Now add bit more ghee if you need it , then add all the spices and fry for few mts, now add the drained rice, fry for 4-5 mts , stir continuously, then add the boiling water & salt to taste. cover the cooker with a lid, ( don’t put the weight on)cook until the rice is done and all the water is absorbed.
Occasionally check the rice in between.
Switch of the flame & garnish with onion, raisins & cashews.
Serve with your curry. Try this & enjoy.