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Thursday, May 21, 2009



Basmati rice - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Shelled peas - 1/2 cup
Big onion - 1
Mint leaves - few
Ghee - 1 tsp.
Oil - 1 tsp.
Red chillies (dry) - 2
Cinnamon - 1" stick
Cardamom - 2
Clove - 2
Salt - as per taste


Pressure cook basmati rice and keep aside.

Chop onions finely and shell the peas and keep aside.

In a kadai, heat oil and ghee and add cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves and dry red chillies. When they splutter add mint leaves fry till they shrink and add chopped onions and fry till transparent. Now add shelled peas, and little salt. Sprinkle some water and cover with a lid till the peas are cooked. Now, add the cooked rice and little salt for the rice and mix well without breaking the grains. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

This is a very quick and tasty lunch box meal.

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