Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tondli Rice

Time 30 min
Basmati rice 1 cup
Tondli 1 cup cut lengthwise into two
Onion 1 medium size chopped lengthwise
Garam masala 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder 1/4 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Bay leaves 2-3
Pepper 1 tsp
Cloves 5-6
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Big cardamom 1
Ghee 2 tbsp
Hot Water 1.1/2 or 2 cup (Depending on how old is rice)
Salt to taste

Wash the rice with water. Drain the water keep rice aside. 
Heat the pressure cooker (1.5 or 2 lit). Add ghee after it becomes hot add cumin seeds, bay leaves, pepper, cloves, big cardamom, ginger garlic paste. Saute for few minutes. 
Add tondli and saute for about 3-4 min. 
Then add red chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Mix well.
Then add rice saute for 3-4 min. Then add hot water and salt to the rice, stir well. 
Cover the lid of pressure cooker then whistle for 2 whistles, then switch off flame.
Then immediately release pressure, turn rice upside down and cover the lid (it will become soft) or keep without lid (it will become dry). Serve with tadka daal.

Tondli takes time to cook so best to use pressure cooker.

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