Basmati Rice soaked for about 1/2 hour in warm water, washed and drained - 1 cup
Warm water - 2 cups
Meanwhile, prepare the following:
2 medium carrots - cut in circles
6 - 8 medium beans - cut long pieces
3-4 medium Cauliflower florets - seperate into small florets
1 medium potato - dice into small pieces
You may add peas, broccoli and any other veg you prefer.
2 tbsp Olive Pomace Oil
5-6 medium Shallots
1 medium spice chilly (add more if you want more spice)
3-4 Curry leaves
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
a pinch turmeric powder
In a non stick pan, add the oil and saute the shallots, chilli , ginger garlic paste and curry leaves.
Add the cut vegetables and stir fry for about 3 minutes.
Add salt and pepper as required.
Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala and mix well.
Add the warm water to the vegetables and let it boil.
Add basmati rice and cook on low heat. Stir in the juice of half lemon if you prefer a tangy taste.
Stir once in a while while cooking.
The rice should be cooked in about 15 minutes. Depending, increase or reduce duration.
Garnish and serve with Raita, Pappad , Pickle or Chutney as you prefer.
Do let me know if you found this recipe yummy :D