Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Basmati rice-4 cups
Onion-2 big sized
Mint-1 cup
Carrot-2 cup
Cauliflower-1 cup
Green peas-1 cup
Potato-2 cup
Paneer-1 1/2 cups
Chilly powder-2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1/4 tsp
Curd-1 1/2 cup
Ghee-2 tbsp
Raisins-1 1/2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Cinnamon-2 inch piece
Shajeera-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Soak rice for 30 minutes. Chop vegetables into 1 1/2 inch big pieces. Heat ghee in a pan. Add raisins and keep aside. In same ghee add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, mace, shajeera, ginger garlic paste and saute all the vegatables except paneer. (If peas is fresh then add with the other vegetables. If dry peas is used then cook separately and keep aside). When vegetables are half cooked add chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. The vegetables should be coated with the masala. Add paneer, peas, 3/4 cup curd and mint. Allow to cook for i minute. Half cook rice seperately. In a pressure cooker spread vegetables, add another 3/4 cup curd and then half cooked rice. Spread raisins over rice and if necessary sprinkle saffron color mixed water. Keep in simmer for 15 minutes without pressure weight. Serve hot with cauliflower manchurian or mushroom manchurian, potato finger fry or mushroom pepper fry, onion curd and pineapple jam.

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