Recipe by: Rachna Kulshrestha
Source: Family Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Basmati Rice
  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 5 cloves / lavang
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 star anise / chakr phool
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
  • 10 black pepper / kali mirch
  • 3 cardamom / elachi
  • 1 medium sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small green chili, slit lengthwise
  • 1 cup peas / matar, fresh / frozen
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Soak basmati rice for at least 30 mins. Drain and set aside.
  • In a pan or a rice cooker, heat ghee and add cumin seeds.
  • Add cloves, bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon stick, black pepper and cardamom
  • Sauté till they turn aromatic. Add and sauté onions till they turn translucent.
  • Sauté green chili and add green peas and sauté well. either add fresh or frozen peas.
  • Add basmati rice and sauté gently.
  • Add salt, approximately 4 cups of water and mix well.
  • Cover the pan/cooker and let it cook.

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