December 01, 2013

METHI TAMATAR PULAO

Ingredients :

1 cup basmati rice ( soaked for 1 hour)
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
3 medium tomatoes finely chopped
2 tbsp kasoori methi 
Salt as per taste
2 cups water ( double the volume of rice)
1 tsp lemon juice

Method :

  • Soak rice for one hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Reduce flame add jeera, fry for about 1/2 minute till jeera turns golden.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and stir fry for about 5-7 minutes, mashing the tomatoes well. Continue to stir fry till oil separate.
  • Add kasoori methi and salt. Stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the drained rice and mix gently.
  • Add 2 cups water and lemon juice. Stir once more and cover the pan. boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer on low flame for about 12-15 minutes, or until the rice is cooked.
  • Allow to stand for about 3-4 minutes. Let the steam escape. Serve hot.