My first award of this year and that too so early! Thank you so much Malar of (Malar's Cuisine) for making my day!
Hope I will be loaded with many more from my sweet friends.(just kidding), but who will not love to accept the awards?(Of course, except Aamir Khan!!, hey I am a his one of admirers rather than a fan!, so Aamirians, do not get angry!)
Rules for accepting this award:
1) Thank the person giving the award
2) Copy the award to your blog
3) Place a link to their blog
4) Name 7 things people don't know about you
5) Nominate 7 bloggers
6) Place a link to those bloggers
7) Leave a comment letting those bloggers know about the award
It is a real test when you have to write about yourself., Check 7 things about me!(except which I already shared before)
1. I am a confused person, I take time to decide about any thing.
2. I love eating.
3. I am very bad in dressing.
4. I can cook more than 3 dishes at a time with proper time management.
When I prepared this rice few weeks back, my daughter was like "wow mamma, only chicken pieces are missing in this" She was happy to have this rice after many months.
After coming to India, as I stopped preparing non veg, I totally forgot about this rice. As I have told before, my daughter loves to take rice for her lunch box, I am learning to make varieties. And suddenly this rice came in my mind. When in UAE, I used to make this rice with chicken or meat curry.
Now a days, once a week, this rice is in her lunch box.
Here, I prepared plain with one small potato. If you want you can add Soya nuggets in this.
Coming to the recipe,
Any long grain rice - 1 cup, washed and kept aside.
Onion - 1 cut into long thin slices
Bay leaf - 1
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water to cook the rice
Fresh coriander - 1 small bunch or 1 cup
Green chilly - 2 to 3 as per your taste or depending upon chilly
Ginger - 1" piece
Garlic - 1 small bulb, peeled
Jeera - 1tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2" piece
Cloves - 3
Cardamom - 1
Put all these in a grinder and make it into fine paste.
Heat oil in a cooker or kadai (I prefer cooker). When hot, add onion and cook till brown. Now add bay leaf and the ready paste and fry for 5 minutes. When you start getting aroma add rice and salt. Fry for a minute. Add water till the rice level. Close the lid and give two whistles.
You open the lid and the aroma will take you in another world!!!