Coriander Rice.. One Pot Meal and .Alternative for Veg pulao.Can be Served with Raitha.
2 cups rice soaked in water for 30 mins
1 bunch of coriander washed and chopped
3 green chillis
5 tbsp grated fresh coconut
1" ginger piece
2 garlic flakes
2 chopped tomatoes
whole spices (5 cloves,2 green cardamoms, 1" pieces cinnamon-2,bay leaf)
salt to taste
2 tbsp ghee /butter.
1.Heat 1 tsp oil in a vessel and add the chopped coriander(kothimira)and green chillis
2. Fry till rawness disappears approx 2 minutes.Remove from fire
3.Grind the fried coriander and green chillis along with coconut,ginger and garlic to a paste adding little water.
4.Heat 2 tbsp of ghee (clarified butter) in a vessel
5.Add the whole spices and fry for a few seconds.
6.Add the coriander paste and fry for 2 mins
7.Add the chopped tomatoes.Fry until rawness goes
8.Now add the drained rice and mix well and fry for 2 minutes.Add salt
9.Add 3 glasses of water and cook covered till done.
10.Garnish with chopped coriander and Serve with raitha