Monday, September 20, 2010

Jeera Rice with Gravy



Jeera Rice is one of the simplest types of fried rice. It goes well with any vegetable or simple gravy, or any kind of Dal.

Ingredients:

Basmathi Rice- 1 cup
Ghee- 1 tbsp
Jeera- 1 tbsp
Green Chillies- 1-2
Mint leaves(optional)- cut- 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves (optional)-1 tbsp
Fried Onion- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water- 2 cups

Method:
Soak the Basmathi rice for half hour.Drain the water and keep it aside.Take a pan.Add ghee.Add cumin seeds,green chillies,mint leaves and coriander.Saute for a minute.Add water.Bring it to boil.Now add rice.Cook on low heat.The rice gets cooked and becomes fluffy.Now add fried onion.Mix well and serve with any gravy/vegetable gravy/Dals

Gravy Recipe:

Oil- 2 tbsp
Onion- 1
Tomato-1
Ginger- 1/2 inch piece
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
Jeera Cumin powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Kasoori methi- 1/4 tsp
Sour cream- 1 tsp

Method:
Grind onion,tomato and ginger.Take a pan. Add oil.When the oil gets hot add onion and tomato paste.Fry  until oil stands out.Now add red chilli powder,turmeric,jeera and cumin powder,salt,kasoori methi and sour cream.Let it come to boil on low heat.Finally garnish with coriander leaves.

P.S. Vegetables like peas,potatoes,cauliflower can be cooked and  added to this gravy

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