Basmati Rice - 1 Cup
Coconut Milk Extract - 2 Cups
Carrot, Beans, Potato, Onion, Peas - All finely cut.
Garam Masala items - Cinnamon, Cloves, Elachi, Bay leaf.
Salt, oil as needed.
Lemon - Half
Method of Prep :
1.Take Coconut Extract, ready made is available in the market these days else Grind coconut with water and take the extract and strain through the strainer. Make 2 Cups, 1 Thick and 1 thin one. Or take 11/2 cups of extract and 1/2 cup of water.
2.Wash rice, and fry with a tsp of ghee.
3.Cook rice with the 2 Cups of Coconut extract for 10 mins in the pressure cooker. Squeeze half a lemon in this. This helps the rice retain color and also remains separate after getting cooked.
4. Boil all the cut vegetables(except onion) seperately, in such a way that the colour is not lost while cooking.
5. Heat oil/ghee in a kadai and fry all the masala items, and add cut onions and fry.
6. Add the cooked vegetables and rice and mix well.
7. Add salt as appropriate.
8. Serve hot with raitha.