There are days when you want to try every kind of exotic dish and new cuisine. And then there are some days when you just want to go home and sit back with a comforting plate of dal chawal. The definition of comfort food differs from one person to the next. Some people may find this comfort in everyday roti and sabzi, and some may find it in a packet of instant noodles. However, if there is anything that people often associate with comfort food, it has to be a steaming bowl of rice. Most of the rice recipes can be easily be made in no time. Plus, you have the liberty to add almost any vegetable, masalas or other ingredients in it to whip up something quickly. Here we bring you one such recipe that can be a great addition to your list of comfort food. It is called ghee podi rice.
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We have given the classic ghee rice a twist in this recipe by adding podi masala to it. For the unversed, podi masala is a mixture of dal, garlic, and dry spices. It is added to curries, stews, sabzis, or served with idli, dosa or vadas. This masala can be easily made at home with just a few ingredients. The addition of this masala in any dish can easily amp up its taste and make it more nutritious. So, without waiting, let us check out the recipe for ghee podi rice.
Ghee Podi Rice Recipe: Here's How To Make Ghee Podi Rice
To make this dish, first, add ghee in a large kadhai. Roast eight cashews and a few raisins with it till they are golden brown. Now in the same kadai saute bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and pepper.
Next, add onion, chilli and saute until the onions turn golden brown. Now add 1 cup basmati rice (soaked 20 minutes) and roast for 1 minute without breaking rice grains. Add water, lemon juice and salt. Stir well and get the water to a boil. Once the rice is cooked, mix in a spoonful of podi masala. Lastly, take it out and garnish it with coriander leaves!
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Make this delicious, comforting recipe and let us know how you liked the taste of it!