Ghee Rice is one such dish which is popular in north-south-east-west ..all over India, each recipe slightly different from the other. This is my mother's recipe which is intended to be a little lighter than the traditional recipe. I love it and i make it for parties and occasions. For me it is the Ultimate comfort food.
Basmati Rice 2 cups
Garlic Cloves 4-6
Red Onion 1 small
Bay leaf 1
Green Chillies 6 and above
Ghee 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon 1/4 inch piece
Mint 1 small bunch roughly chopped
Coriander 1 small bunch (chopped)
Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon
Heat the ghee in a thick bottomed pan. Drop the bay leaf, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, mint, garlic, onion, turmeric one after the other. Keep stirring and once the onion is translucent add washed basmati rice.Stir very gently for a few minutes and when the rice is fragrant add a little over 4 cups of water and the coriander. Cover and cook till the rice is done. Serve with Chicken curry/Vegetable Khorma.