Sunday, April 10
First fry some cumin seeds, cardamom pods, dried red chillies and black peppercorns in ghee or oil. You can also add cloves, cinnamon etc. Add ground turmeric. Throw in chopped onion and carrots; when the onion has slightly browned add frozen peas, 1 tsp salt and washed Basmati rice. Stir the rice into the fried mixture. About half a cup of rice should be enough for 2 people. If you use half a cup of rice, then add around one cup of water (water should be approx. double the rice quantity). Put the lid on and wait for 2 whistles (in a conventional saucepan you can bring it to the boil then put the lid on and turn the heat right down to low so it can steam). When cooked sprinkle with chopped fresh coriander and serve with mango chutney and plain yogurt.