Halwai July 26, 2021

Ingredients:

• 1 cup – Rice basmati
• 1/4 cup – boiled peas
• 2 bay leaves, 3-4 cloves, 1″ stick Cinnamon
• 2 cardamoms, 1 stalk Curry leaves
• 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder
• 1/2 tsp – Garam Masala
• 1/2 tsp – Dhania powder
• 1/4 tsp – Turmeric
• salt to taste
• juice of 1 Lemon
• 1 tbsp – cashews
• 1 tbsp – Currants (optional)
• 2 tbsp – Ghee (or oil)
• 1/2 cup – ghatta pieces
• 1 tbsp – each Jeera and Mustard Seeds
• For ghattas:
• 1/2 cup – gram flour
• 1/2 tbsp – oil
• Chilli powder, salt to taste
• 1/4 tsp Oregano seeds

Method:

  1. Mix flour, oil, chilli powder, salt and oregano seeds and add 1 tbsp water.
  2. Make a hard dough. Break off a piece and roll into shape and size of a finger.
  3. Put plenty of water to boil. Submerge ghattas (the rolls) and boil till done. (About 1/2 hour)
  4. Drain, cool and chop into round 1.5 cm. long. Keep aside.
  5. Method for rice:
  6. Boil rice in plenty of water. Each grain should be separate.
  7. Heat ghee in kadai (pan). Add mustard seeds, jeera, cashews, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms and curry leaves.
  8. Add ghattas and peas.
  9. Add masalas, lemon juice and salt.
  10. Stir fry till ghee separates. Add to the rice.
  11. Mix slowly and well. Heat either in warmer, heavy skillet, oven or cooker.
  12. Garnish with coriander.
  13. Serve hot with curd.

Recipe courtesy of Sify Bawarchi