Ghee – 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Cinnamon Stick / Pattai – 1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai – 2 crushed
Cashewnuts – 15 pieces
Ginger – 1 tblspn chopped finely
Garlic – 6 cloves chopped finely
Green Chilli – 2 chopped finely
Curry leaves – 10 chopped finely
Coriander powder / Malli podi – 1 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Rice – 1 cup ( I used regular rice )
Peas – 1 cup ( I used frozen)
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1 tsp
Water – 2.5 cup (if using basmati rice, use 2 cup of water)
Lemon Juice – 1 tblspn
Coriander leaves / Cilantro for garnishing
Take a sauce pan, add ghee to it and heat it up.
Add in the ingredients given from cumin seeds to curry leaves and let it saute for a min.
Now add in the spice powders and mix well.saute for 30 secs.
Add in rice and toss well with the masala and ghee.
Add in peas, salt, sugar and mix well.
Now pour water and bring the whole thing to a boil.
Once it reaches boil. Cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer the stove. Cook for 15 to 20 mins till all the water is absorbed by the rice and the rice is cooked.
Now squeeze some lemon juice over and sprinkle with cilantro.
Mix well will a fork.
Serve with yogurt.
Serves : 4
Swadisth Bhojan – smakelijk eten – Bon appétit – Enjoy your meal