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Serves :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Place the rice in a saucepan and pour in water above the level of the rice.
  • Boil and simmer to low flame for about 10 minutes. Pour into a sieve, drain, then tip back into the pan. Cover and leave for 10 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves and cardamom.
  • Cook for about 20 seconds. Add the onion and stir-fry until just soft. Add the carrots, peas and salt, with little water.
  • Cover and cook for 3 minutes until the carrot is cooked but firm to bite.
  • Add the rice and garam masala and stir to mix well. Taste, adjust the seasoning and serve.


  • 250 grams basmati rice, well washed
  • 75 ml Cooking oil
  • ½ large carrot, cut into small cubes
  • 100 grams peas
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 9 cm cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 black cardamom pods
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • Salt, to taste

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