Small tomatoes - 3
( i have used small vine tomatoes)
Green chillies - 1 or 2
(add according to the hotness of the chillies)
Ginger and garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Mint leaves - few
( DO NOT ADD WATER, GRIND TO A SMOOTH PASTE)
Oil - 3 tsp
Ghee - 3tsp
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Star anise - 1/2
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Kalpasi - a small piece
Sliced onion - a handful
Salt to taste
Jeeraga samba rice - 1 cup
( wash and soak rice for 10 minutes)
Water 2 & 1/4 cup
Mint & Coriander leaves for garnish
Heat oil and ghee in a pan add the tempering ingredients.
Now add the onion and fry till light brown,add the ground paste and saute.
Saute till raw smell has disappeared and oil has separated the masala.
Pour water and give a boil reduce flame add just the rice and discard the water and salt.
Mix well cover it with a lid and cook till done.
Garnish with mint and coriander leaves and enjoy with raita.
You can add chopped tomatoes instead of grinding.
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