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« on: July 05, 2009, 04:19:19 AM »


1 cup rice basmati
1/4 cup boiled peas
2 bay leaves, 3-4 cloves, 1" stick cinnamon
2 cardamons, 1 stalk curry leaves
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp dhania powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp cashews
1 tbsp currants (optional)
2 tbsp ghee (or oil)
1/2 cup ghatta pieces
1 tbsp each jeera and mustard seeds

For Ghattas

1/2 cup gram flour
1/2 tbsp oil
Chilli powder, salt to taste 1/4 tsp oregano seeds


Mix flour, oil, chilli powder, salt and oregano seeds, add 1 tbsp water.

Make a hard dough. Break off a piece and roll into shape and size of a finger.

Put plenty of water to boil. Submerge ghattas (the rolls) and boil till done. (About 1/2 hour)

Drain, cool and chop into round 1-1 1/2 cm. long. Keep aside.

Method for Rice

Boil rice in plenty of water. Each grain should be separate.

Heat ghee in kadai (pan). Add mustard seeds, jeera, cashews, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, cardamons and curry leaves.

Add ghattas and peas.

Add masalas, lemon juice and salt.

Stir fry till ghee separates. Add to the rice.

Mix slowly and well. Heat either in warmer, heavy skillet, oven or cooker.

Garnish with coriander.

Serve hot with curd.

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