Thursday, 10 March 2011

Masala Rice

Rice -200 grms
Garam masala- 1tbspn
Ginger-Garlic paste-1tbspn
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tspn
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tspn
Oil - 3 tbspn(can put more if u wish)
Curry leaves- 5-6 leaves
Coriender- 3-4 strands chopped
Onion- 1 med sized(Chopped)
Tomato-1 Sliced
Green chillies- 2(Cut into big peices)
Red Chilli Powder(if necessary)
Lemon- 1/2 slice
Sugar-1/2 tbspn
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tspn
Salt to taste

Cooking Method:
  1. Wash the rice and soak it for half an hour.
  2. Heat oil in a big vessel.Add musterd and cumin seeds ,let them splutter.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste,Onion,green chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Put all the vegetables,tomato and fry for 2 mins.meanwhile drain the rice.
  5. Now add drained rice to the vessel and fry for 3 min more.
  6. Then add Garam masala, salt, red chilli powder, termeric and fry for 2 mins.
  7. Now add 2 1/2 measures of water.stir well and can taste it now so that the salt is correct.
  8. Add lemon juice and sugar.(if u feel its too soar u can add more sugar)
  9. Cook it for 15-20 min.(that is till the rice is soft and water is gone)
  10. then sprinkle Coriender and grated coconut(optional)
Serving Suggestions:
Serve hot with Raita(For Raita recipe Click Here) and Pappad.Also tastes good if eaten with lemon juice.

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