Tried and tasted by Nivedita
A very easy and simple but perfect rice for any spicy gravy or curry. This goes very well with Spicy Chicken or Mutton curry.
I prepared this it with Butter Chicken gravy.
Long grain rice or normal rice - 1 cup
Cashew nuts - 12 to 15, cut into two
Ghee - 1 tsp +1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Clove - 2
Bay leaf -1
Cinnamon stick - 1/2" piece
Cardamom - 2
White pepper - 4 to 6
Salt to taste
Ginger garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
Water to cook the rice
Clean and wash the rice. Drain and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
Heat 1 tsp ghee and oil in a cooker.
Add all whole garam masala ( just crush it to avoid the pop out)
Add rice and ginger garlic paste. Fry for some time. Add salt. Add water till the rice is covered.
Close the lid and give one whistle. Keep it to cool.
Till it is cooled,
Heat a tbsp of ghee in a small pan, add broken cashew nuts and fry till golden color. Add this to the ready rice.
Mix it nicely and serve with your choice of curry.
Sending this to Sara's Corner 's ongoing event Think Spice - Think Garam Masala which was started by Sunitha of Sunitha's World.