Saturday, 3 November 2012
Manjula's Masala Bhaath
I made this Masala rice yesterday for friends and it was very well recieved. The unusual selection of vegetables imparts a special taste and it tastes as good as or even better than biryani. It was worth making a trip to Leicester for tondli.
Basmati rice-1 cup
Vegetables-1 potato, 1 tomato, 2 brinjals, 5 tondli, handful of peas
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Green chilli-coriander leaves paste-1 tbsp (10 sprigs of coriander +3 green chillis)
Garam masala-1 tsp
Seasoning- oil, bay leaf, 1"cinnamon stick, 3 cardamom, 3 cloves
1. Chop all the vegetables and assemble the ingredients.
2. In little oil, add the seasoning ingredients and when it sizzles add the chopped onion and saute till brown.
3 Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. Add all the vegetables including the tomato and the green chilli-coriander paste, salt and grated coconut. Saute all in high flame for 5 minutes.
4. Add rice , mix and add 1.5 cup of water. Bring it to boil.
5. Add the mint leaves and garam masala . Simmer for 12-15 min, when it will be done.
Alternatively you could transfer the contents to rice cooker in step4. Serve it hot with raita and papad.