2 cups basmati rice 2 cups cubed mixed vegetables (carrot, potato, beans, cauliflower, corn) ½ cup paneer ( slightly fried in oil) 2 big onions (sliced) 2 big tomatoes ( chopped) 2-3 slices of bread ( cubed & fried in oil) 1 veg. maggie cube (optional) ½ cup oil / ghee/butter 1 “ cinnamon 5- 6 cloves 1 biryani flower (dagad phool) ¼ tsp. turmeric 4 cups hot water Salt as per taste
1 cup methi leaves ( cleaned & washed) 1 cup grated coconut 10 flakes garlic 1 “ ginger 7-8 pepper corns 5 green chillies
Wash & soak rice for about an hour. Grind the above mentioned ingredients into a smooth paste. Heat oil/ ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add onions and fry until brown. Remove and set aside. In the same oil add tomatoes, cinnamon, cloves, biryani flower and sauté for a minute. Add the ground masala and fry well. Now add the vegetables and sauté for 2-3 mts. Add the strained rice and sauté for another 2 mts. Add hot water, maggie cube, salt and turmeric powder. Cook covered until rice is soft. Sprinkle 2 tbsp. of ghee on top and keep covered for 2 mts. Garnish with fried onions, paneer and fried bread cubes and sever hot with curd and pickle of your choice.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
methi should be fresh leaves, not dried. nice dish.