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Seetalaxmi Bhat

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LIKES
VEG
30m

INGREDIENTS
(Serves 2)
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Coconut milk(Thick) - 1 cup
Mixed cut veggies (carrot, potato, beans, green peas) - 1 cup
Onion (cut lengthwise) - 2 medium sized
Green chilli - 2
Mint & coriander leaves - 2 tbsp each
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - small piece
cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 2
Oil/ ghee - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste

METHOD
  1. Soak basmati rice for 10 - 15 minutes, and fry it with 1/4 tsp ghee in a kadai and keep aside.

  2. In a heavy bottomed vessel or cooker, add 1 tablespoon of ghee .

  3. Add cardamom, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon, followed by green chilli and onion.

  4. Fry until onion turns transparent and then add the cut vegetables, followed by mint, coriander leaves and the powders(Red chilli,garam masala,turmeric). Add one tablespoon of oil/ghee and mix well.

  5. Add little salt to the vegetables and fry for another two minutes.

  6. Add water, coconut milk, salt to this and stir well.

  7. Add the basmati rice and when it starts boiling and rice if half done, simmer the stove to lowest heat and cook covered for 12 -14 mins. Or you can give two whistles, but close the lid as soon as the water boils and cook in medium flame.

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