1 cup raw rice
8-10 curry leaves
8 cloves (do not skimp on cloves)
1″ cinnamon stick
1 large onion, finely sliced
3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
3 green chillis, slit lengthwise
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
4-5 pudina leaves
1/2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil + 1/4 tbsp ghee
1 Heat oil+ghee in a vessel or pressure cooker, add the curry leaves, sliced onions, green chillis, cloves, cinnamon and cardamoms and stir fry for 5 mts. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2-3 mts.
2 Add chopped tomatoes, pudina and coriander leaves to the sauteed onions and combine. Add salt to taste and combine well. Cook for 6-7 mts.
3 Reduce heat, add the raw rice, combine, saute for 3 mts. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and cook till rice is done. If using pressure cooker, cook rice upto 3 whistles