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Serves :

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Dry roast all the ingredients of dry masala in a non-stick pan for 1 minute. Grind together in a mixer to get 2 tablespoon powder. Wash the rice and keep aside in a strainer. Grind ginger, garlic and chilli together to a paste.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan. Add bay leaves and onion. Cook till the onions are golden brown, add the' ginger-garlic-chilli paste, stir.
  • Add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Stir and add the vegetables and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add powdered dry masalas and rice. Stir the rice gently for 1-2 minutes in the masala.
  • Add 4 cups water and juice of ½ lemon. Stir. Place a tight lid over the pan.
  • Cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve hot with raita.



  • 500 grams basmati rice
  • 200 grams small florets of cauliflower
  • 1 large carrot-diced
  • 1 large potato-diced
  • 100 grams peas
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 7 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 onions-chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder

Dry Masala

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Seeds of 3 green cardamoms
  • Seeds of 2 black cardamoms
  • 6-7 cloves
  • 2-3" stick cinnamon
  • 4-5 black peppercorns  

Grind To a Paste

  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 pod garlic - roughly chopped
  • 2" piece ginger - roughly chopped

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