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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Masala Rice

Whenever I am bored of cooking strenuous dish (which I rarely do) or I want to cook something really fast or don’t have much idea on what to cook, this is my saviour recipe- Masala Rice.

Simple and Quick cooking does not ward off its delicious tastes... With ingredients ready it will take only 7 minutes to cook this rice.

Preparation time: 10 minutes to boil rice, 10 minutes to chop tomato and onion

Cooking time: 7 minutes
Serves: for 4 people

What goes in it:

Rice- 2 cups
Tomato, chopped- 1 medium sized
Onion, chopped- 1 medium sized
Curry Leaves- 1 sprig
Green chillies, cut into halves- 4 chilli
Turmeric powder- 1 tbl spn
Red chilli powder- ½ tbl spn
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tbl spn
Mustard-Cumin seeds- 1 tbl spn
Asafoetida (Hing)- ½ tbl spn
Lemon juice- 2 tbl spn

I did not add boiled potato, capsicum and peas because I was really short of time. Surely add them, it will taste good.

To make it look & taste yummy:

Chopped coriander leaves- ½ cup
Roasted Udad papad

How did I make it:

Wash and soak Rice in water in a heavy bottomed pan about 2 hrs before cooking masala rice. [Foodies’ Note: This will take less time in boiling the rice.]

Boil rice in the same pan putting little salt in it. As it boils, add lemon drops. [Foodies’ Note: As I told earlier while making VegBriyani, this will add nice texture to rice]

Drain the water and let it cool for about half hour.

Now take a kadai, put oil in it and switch on the stove. As oil heats up, lower down the flame and put mustard- cumin seeds. Let them pop properly. Now add hing, curry leaves, green chilli to it. Saute properly for 1-2 minutes. Add chopped tomato & onion, salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder to it. Sauté again for about 2 minutes.  

Now add boiled rice to it. Season generously. After it is mixed well, switch off the stove.

Ready to be served after garnishing with chopped coriander leaves.

I am sure you will have different version of this recipe... Do share... J

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