Basmathi Rice: 1 cup
Coriander leaves: 1 bunch
Garlic cloves: 3 pods
Ginger: ½” piece
Onion: 1 small
Curry leaves: 2 strings
Cinnamon stick 1”: 2
Lemon Juice: ½ lemon
Olive Oil: 3tbsp
Water: 1 ¾ cups
Okra/Ladys finger: 8
Method of Preparation
Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.
In a blender add coriander leaves, curry leaves, garlic and ginger and grind to a smooth paste.
Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Stir and add thinly sliced onion.
When it slightly browns, add water and cilantro paste.
Add lemon juice and salt.
When the water boils add soaked and drained rice. Close with a lid.
Low the flame when it boils after adding rice
Stir occasionally. Switch off the flame when rice is done.
Meanwhile the rice is cooking, wash and chop the ladys finger.
Heat 1tbsp oil in a wide nonstick pan and stir fry the okra in medium flame till done. It takes almost 15-20 minutes to get the okra done.
Add this to the cooked rice.
1. The okra fry should be added soon after the flame is switched off. Stir and close the lid.
2. You can replace butter instead of olive oil.