Halwai October 12, 2017

Ingredients:

• 2 cups – basmati Rice
• 2 cups – green peas/mutter (shells removed)
• 2 – medium sized sliced Onions
• 2 – carrots, cut into medium sized pieces
• 1 to 2 – chopped Green chillies (take as per taste)
• 1 tbsp – chopped Garlic
• 1 tbsp – chopped Ginger
• 1 tbsp – Cumin seeds
• 1 to 4 – Cloves
• 2 to 4 – Cardamom pods
• 1 to 2 – Cinnamon sticks
• 2 tbsp – oil or Butter
• salt as per taste

Method:

  1. Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes after draining off all the water.
  2. Heat butter or oil in a pan, fry cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms for a while until they splutter.
  3. Grind the garlic and the ginger to a very fine paste.
  4. Add chopped onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies and fry for about 1-2 minutes until they are golden brown.
  5. Add the drained rice, peas, carrots and fry till a nice fragrance emanates.
  6. Now add one to two cups of water and let the rice cook properly (Never add more water, if required more water can be added later).
  7. Stir gently once in a while so that the rice does not burn at the bottom of the pan.
  8. Garnish with the fried onions.
  9. Serve with raita or any type of curry.

Recipe courtesy of Shilpa