Peas (Matar) & Baby Potatoes Rice.

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Ingredients:

1 cup Basmati rice

1/2 cup Green peas.

10 Baby potatoes(deskinned)

1 large onion sliced.

1 tsp Jeera.

2 Tamal Patra(Bay leaves)

1 tbsp Malvani masala.

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder.

4 tbsp Vatan(See Glossary)

1 tsp Ghee.

2 cups Boiling water.

Salt to taste.

Oil for frying potatoes.

Method:

Wash and soak rice for half an hour in 2 to 3 cups of water.Drain and keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadhai and fry baby potatoes till golden brown,remove and keep aside.

Heat ghee in a thick bottom pan,add jeera,tamal patra and sliced onions.

Once the onions turn pinkish in colour,add malvani masala,turmeric powder and vatan,stir fry for 2 minutes.

Add rice,green peas,and salt.

Mix well,stir for 2 minutes.Add boiling hot water.Once water starts boiling add fried potatoes.Mix well.

Cover and cook till water evaporates completely.Stir once or twice in between with light hand,ensuring rice grain is not broken.

Garnish with chopped tomatoes.

Serve hot with pickle and raita

Tip:Dry fruits like cashewnuts,almonds and raisins can also be addeded to this rice to make it rich.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera