A Peck on the Cheek is what My Mother Deserves when ever I see this dish Simmering on the stove with a Beautiful Spicy Fragrance which Engrosses the whole Kitchen.....
When ever my mother strives this recipe,I remember laying the ground work for her..Even after having the Elementary skills I must Affirm here that I haven't Mastered this Recipe to the Perfection,it always lacks My Mother's one Stir...
Ghee rice is rice fried in ghee along with some aromatic spices and cooked to the perfection using coconut milk,the mildness from the spices and the sweetness from the coconut makes it as one of the most delectable rice dishes
1)1 cup Basumathi rice(soaked in water for about 1/2 an hour)
2)1/2 cup peas
3)1 big sized onion(chopped length wise)
4)2 small capsicum(chopped length wise)
5)1/2 inch ginger
6)6 to 7 garlic pods
7)2 to 3 cloves
8)1/2 inch Cinnamon
9)2 cups coconut milk
10)salt as per the taste
11)4 Tbsp Ghee( or vegetable oil)
12)1 tsp mustard seeds
13)Coriander leaves for garnishing
14)5 to 6 green chillies split into half(Tune according to the taste)
15) 10 to 12 Black pepper
1)Take ghee in a kadai,add mustard seeds,when the spluttering stops add green chillies and fry for a while.
2)In the mean while gently mash the ginger, garlic and the whole spices like cinnamon,pepper,clove using a type of stone grinder..
3)Add chopped onion,capsicum and the gently mashed spices.Fry until the raw smell vanishes and the onion turns into translucent..(adding little salt makes the process fast)
4)Add soaked rice(drain the water) and fry for a minute
5)Finally add coconut milk and salt ,get the milk to a boil and cover the lid and allow it cook..(after the coconut milk is boiled one whistle is enough)
6)Serve hot with any favorite raita of your choice..For the raita recipe refer my
1)Coconut milk can be replaced with milk.There will be very slight difference in the taste...