Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jeera rice and Malai Kofta


Basmathi Rice  -1 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1 chopped lengthwise
Green peas - a handful (optional)
Cinnamon - a small stick
Cloves - 2-3
Bay leaves - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste

Wash and soak rice for half an hour. Heat ghee in a pressure pan. Add cinnamon, cloves, Bay leaves, ginger garlic paste and onions. Fry for few minutes. Mix rice and salt. Add required water. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles. Serve hot.


For Kofta:
Potatoes - 2
Paneer - 100 gms(optional)
Red Chilli powder - as per taste
Cornflour - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste

Mix the above and prepare balls. Deep fry and keep it aside.

For gravy:
Onion - 3
Tomatoes - 2
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cloves - 2
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Cashewnuts - a few
Ginger - a small piece
Garlic- 5 pods
Red Chilli powder  -as per taste
Salt - as per taste
Corriander powder - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Fresh cream - 2 tbsp or milk
Corriander leaves - to garnish

Heat oil in a pan. Add onion and tomatoes. Few for few minutes until the onions turns brown and tomatoes are well mashed. Cool and grind along with ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves and cashews. Heat oil in a pan. Add the grounded mixture and green peas. Add red chilli powder, salt, garam masala and corriander powder. Add required water and boil for 15 min in medium heat. Add fresh cream and cook for few more minutes. Place the prepared Koftas in a bowl. Pour in the gravy. Top it with fresh corriander leaves and cream.Serve with rotis or rice.

9 lovely comments:

Anonymous said...

i like the mix foods mostly ,that is very tasteee

Divya.M said...

really yummy and my fav too....

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Superb elegant combo!!

Aparna Vijay said...

Thanks all..:)

Radhika said...

Lovely combo Aparna. Love the koftas especially. Glad to follow you. Do stop by mine when you feel free.

Chaitanya said...

first time here lovely blog nice collection of recipes glad to follow you. very yummy and tempting koftas perfect with jeera rice

Padhu said...

Great combo!

vegetarian said...

great recipe! looks delicious and yummy! need to try this! thanks!

Mama's World said...

Lovely recipe! Malai kofta!!:-)

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