Sunday, April 20
Jeera Fried Rice
1 cup long grain rice
1 tbsp. cumin seeds (shajira & ordinary mixed)
8 10 halved cashews
8 10 raisins
1 bay leaf
1 inch cinnamon stick
4 5 cloves
2 cups water
2 tbsp. ghee
salt to taste
Wash rice well and soak in water for 15 minutes.
Drain and keep aside.
Heat ghee in a heavy or nonstick pan.
When hot add jeera, and allow it to splutter,
Add bayleaf,cinnamon, and cloves to the ghee.
Stir fry for a few seconds,
And then add cashews and raisin to it.
Ater a while add the soaked rice,frying rice till light brown.
Add salt and water, bring to a boil.
Simmer covered, till rice is cooked and water evaporates.
Each grain should be separate.
Serve hot with dal fry or a spicy gravy vegetable.