Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Zucchini Rice

Zucchini Rice


Ingredients (serves for 2)

Basmati rice - 2 cups (1 cup size = 150 ml)
zucchini - 2
onion - 1
mint leaves - 1 fist full
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
bay leaves - 1
cinnamon sticks - 2
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
salt - as needed
green chilli - 2 - 3 nos
ghee - 3 tsp


Method:

  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for 1/2 an hour. cut the onion to big pieces.
  • grate 1 1/2 zucchini and chop the remaining 1/2 zucchini into big chunks

  • heat a heavy bottomed vessel with ghee and add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks and cumin seeds
  • saute it for a minute and add chopped onion, green chillies and mint leaves. (If you want it more spicy, then you can add green chili paste or slited green chilies)
  • fry it for a minute and add ginger garlic paste
  • saute it till the raw smell goes off and then add the basmati rice and zucchini cubes (don't add the grated zucchini now)
  • fry till the rice becomes dry and non sticky.
  • transfer this to a pressure cooker and add the grated zucchini
  • add 2.5 cups of water, salt (as per your taste) and switch off the flame after one whistle. Serve hot with gobi manchurian or any other subzi and raitha.


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