Ingredients 1 cup Basmati or long grain rice (washed and soaked for 30 min)
1 medium sized onion, cut into slices
Diced vegetables like carrot, french beans, cauliflower or broccoli florets, grean peas, sweet corn, boiled chickpeas/beans (Veggies are as per your choice.)
1 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
1 tsp oil (you may substitute ghee and use 2 tsp oil, but ghee gives good aroma)
1 bay leaf
Salt to taste
Veggies of your choice
To be ground into paste 1 cup chopped coriander leaves
1/4 cup grated coconut
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
small stick cinnamon
seeds of 1 green cardamom
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2-3 black peppercorns
1 tsp fennel seeds
To be ground into a paste
Grind the ingredients given under paste.
In a wide vessel (I have used pressure cooker), take oil and ghee. Once hot, add bay leaf and cashews. Fry for a bit.
Then add veggies and beans of your choice and fry for 2-3 min.
Beans make the dish healthier
Add the ground paste and fry for 2 min
Drain the soaked rice and add. Add 1 and 1/2 cup water and salt as per taste.
If cooking in a pressure cooker, cook till 2 whistles. If cooking in a regular vessel, cook on high till 1 boil, then cover and cook till water is almost absorbed. Here you may need to add some more water.
Once done fluff it up with a fork. Enjoy hot with yoghurt or any gravy of your choice.