Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Coriander Rice

I learnt this super simple coriander rice from one of my BFF! She is a Superwoman (like Superman)....juggling between work, home, kids and the family that loves good food! So, she has many tricks up her sleeves to make simple food taste delish and also makes everything in no time!

So, here it is Preetha...a toast to your good health...

1/2 cup basmati rice washed and soaked
1 cup chopped coriander
1/2 medium onion finely chopped
2-3 green chillies ( ur preference of spice level)
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tsp coconut
1 tsp green peas(boiled or frozen)
a small cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp saunf
1 tsp ghee/oil
3-4 cashews slit
Salt to taste
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins


- Pressure cook the basmati rice to 2 whistles in 3/4 cup water and let it stand for the steam to escape.
Cooked Basmati rice
- Meanwhile, wash the coriander and blend it in the mixie with coconut, ginger garlic pate,
cinnamon, green chillies and salt
- In a Kadai, heat the oil/ghee and add the saunf.
- Once the saunf crackles, add the cashews and fry for a few seconds.
- Now add the onions and fry for a min before adding the frozen peas. Fry this for a few seconds.
- Now add the ground coriander-coconut paste and fry for a bit until the raw smell of the coriander is gone.

Cooked coriander paste
- Switch off the heat and mix the rice to the cooked coriander paste....
- Steaming hot and tasty coriander rice is ready to eat with onion raita!
Coriander Rice...packed for lunch!
 This is such a simple dish for the lunch dabba and is quick to make while you are in a hurry! Try it and let me know your comments...

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