RCI : Oriyya was nearing its deadline and I didn't have anything to contribute. So when I checked the sites given by swad, this seems to be easiest that I can prepare....I adapted the recipe from here.
This is also my contribution to JFI: Rice hosted by Sharmi
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins
Cuisine : Oriya
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Methi leaves - 2- 3 tablespoons chopped
Basmati Rice, uncooked - 1 1/2 cups
Ghee (clarified butter) - 2 tbsp
Fresh/Dried Peas - 1 cup
Masalas to be pasted:
Onion - 1 small
Garlic pods - 2-3
Ginger 1" piece
Cinnamon 1 stick
Cardamom pod 1
Green chilies 3-4
Salt to taste
Onion sliced finely - 1
Bay leaves, crushed - 2-3
red chili powder - 2 tsp.
turmeric - a pinch
Dhania powder - 2 tsp.
Cumin powder - 1 tsp.
Heat some oil in a cooker, once its hot add the bay leaves.
Then add the sliced onions and fry for a while. Once they are translucent, add the onion paste and fry till the mixture turns brown and Oil comes out.
Now add the chopped tomato and methi leaves. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add the spices and keep frying for a minute. Finally add the rice and Peas. Fry it for 3 minutes.
Add 2 - 2 1/2 cups of water, (it depends on rice quality) Add salt to taste.
Cover with cooker lid and put it on 1 whistle in pressure cooker.
Can be served with raita or mint chutney.