Basmati rice - 2 cups
Fenugreek leaves - 2 cups
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp.
Onions - 2 (sliced)
Garlic - 1.5 tsp. (grated)
Ginger - 1 tsp. (grated)
Tomatoes - 2 (chopped)
Potato (big) - 1
Kashmiri red chilli powder - 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Salt (to taste)
Cinnamom stick -1
Cardamom - 3
Cloves - 4
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp.
Peel and dice the potatoes. Drop the diced potatoes in water. Keep aside.
Wash the basmati rice and keep aside.
Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed vessel.
Add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and fennel seeds and allow them to sizzle.
Add the sliced onions and saute till translucent. Saute the ginger and garlic till raw smell fades away.
Then include the fenugreek leaves, diced potatoes (discard water) & coriander leaves and saute for 4-5 minutes.
Now add the tomatoes, salt and saute till they are half-mushy.
Add red chilli & turmeric powders and mix well in low flame for 2 minutes.
Add the rice and saute.
Pour the coconut milk and 3 cups of water. Mix. Cook in medium flame.
When the water begins to boil, cover the vessel with a lid.
When the water gets absorbed, remove the lid & cover the vessel with aluminium foil.
Again place the lid on the aluminium foil.
Let the rice cook completely in low flame. Remove from heat.
Serve warm with any raita.
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