If you all are wondering what orchids are doing in the pic, those are the orchids my hubby bought me that day.
Enough of my blah blah….
Prep Time: Under 20 mins
Cook Time: Under 20 mins
Source: Adapted from Mrs. Malliga Badrinath s 100 Rice Recipes
What you need?
Basmathi rice 1 cup soaked in 1 cup water for 15 mins
Potatoes 2 medium peeled and cubed
Capsicum 1 large cubed
Onions 2 medium sliced thinly or chopped finely
Ghee 1 and 1/2 tbsp
Garam masala 1/4 tsp
Tomato Puree 1 cup or 2 medium size tomatoes pureed
Salt to taste
To grind into a paste without water:
Coconut 3 tbsp
Bengal gram roasted 1 tbsp
Dry red chillies 4
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Tomato 1 medium size
Garlic cloves 2
Cilantro or mint leaves a few
How to make it?
Grind the ingredients to be ground to a fine paste and keep aside.
Heat a pressure pan with ghee. Add onions and saute till pink.
Add potatoes next. Saute for 3 to 4 mins.
Add capsicums next and saute for 2 to 3 mins or until cooked but firm.
Now, add the ground paste and saute for 3 to 4 mins or until the raw smell from the shallots goes off.
Next add the tomato puree and let it simmer for 4 to 5 mins.
At this stage add the rice along with the water and salt.Combine well.
Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
Garnish with mint leaves or cilantro and serve hot with any raitha of your choice.