Not being in a mood to write anything… it was then I found this online… thought of sharing it here as a reminder for myself first… After all, “Innamal a’amaalu binniyyath…” (Deeds are all based on intentions. – Bukhari, Muslim)
Sharing with all of you today, a very simple one pot meal, which is so similar to biriyani without any non-vegetarian element in it. I stumbled upon this recipe in one of the many cook books that I have and decided to make it, not sure how it would turn out to be. I must say that for people who are fine with having rice with just pickle and raita, this is one of the best ways to make rice. I served with this with a chicken curry, that I will share the recipe soon, but personally I had this rice with just a chicken piece, a liberal dose of garlic pickle and a couple of pappadams. Loved all the flavors that were there in this rice… This rice does not seem to need any curry. It looks better to serve with a dry non-vegetarian side, like Chicken Chukka or Simple Chicken Roast.
Malabar Masala Choru | Curried Rice
- 2 cups basmati rice washed and drained
- 1 tbsp ghee
- 6 cashews split
- 1 small onion sliced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 green chillies chopped
- 1 to mato chopped
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
- 4 tbsp frozen green peas
- 4 cups water
- Salt to taste
- Coriander leaves for garnish
- Heat the ghee. Fry the cashews and reserve.
- Add the onions, garlic, chillies and tomato and cook till the tomatoes get all mashed up.
- Add in all the powders and saute for around 5 minutes.
- Add the frozen green peas along with the water. Bring to boil.
- Add in the rice and adjust the salt. Allow the water to boil again on high flame. T
- hen reduce the flame to the lowest and cook on closed lid till the rice is done.
- Fluff up the rice using a fork before serving. Serve garnished with the cashews and coriander leaves.