Saturday, May 17, 2008



SERVES: 4-5 people


Sona Masuri/Basmathi Rice-----------1-1/2 cup of standard measuring cup

Tomatoes Medium Size----------------4

Onion sliced-----------------------------1 big one

Bay leaves-------------------------------4

Cashew,Almonds-----------------------6-8 chopped

Cumin seeds----------------------------1 tbp

Cloves,Cinnmon,Cardommon---------6 each

Red chillies------------------------------4

Red chilli powder-----------------------1tbp

Garlic Cloves sliced --------------------3

Garam Masala--------------------------2 tsp

Coriander powder----------------------1 tbp

Pulav Masala---------------------------1 Tbsp

Salt-------------------------------------as per tastes

Coriander Leaves--------------------- for garnishing


1.Clean and Soak rice in water for 1 hr minimum.

2.Chop onions,tomatoes and keep them aside.

3.Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds,cashew,almonds,bayleaves,cloves, cinnamon, cardommon.

4.Fry till the cashews start to turn light brown.

5.Add redchiilies and onions.

6.Fry till they turn transperent and add garam masala powder,chilli powder,pulao masala,coriander powder,1/2 tsp tumeric

7.Fry till nice smell comes out.

8.Take chopped tomatoes in another pan and fry till they turn soft.

9.Now transfer soft tomatoes,Onion mixture to drained raw rice.

10Add enough salt and mix well.

11.Add 2-1/2cups of water and let it cook.

12.Serve hot with corinder garnished,lemon squeezed on it.

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