Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dill Rice

1 Cup basmati rice(washed and soak in water for 30 mins)
1/2 - 3/4 bunch of Dill leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup of peas
1 Onion
1 -2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1tsp cumin seeds
1-2 bay leaves

Dry masala:
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriender seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
2" cinnamon stick
5-7 cloves
10-12 balck pepper corns
1-2 cardamoms
How to prepare:
Roast all the ingredients for dry masala and powder them in a blender and keep aside.
heat a oil in a pan add cumin seeds and bay leaves and allow it to sluptter,add onions saute till it is light brown.
Add turmeric powder, dry masala saute it.
Now, add dill leaves and peas and drain out the excess water from the soaked rice and add it to the pan and saute for a min.
pour 1.5 cup water, salt and mix well. Bring it to boil and then cook covered on medium heat for about 10 mins or until done.
Serve with raita(yogurt, chopped onions, cucumber and salt.)

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