Basmati rice 1 1/2 cup
Panner A big block
Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp
Corn flour 2 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp + oil for deep frying
Cinnamon powder 2 tsp
Green cardamoms 4
Black cardamoms 2
Bay leaves 4
Onions sliced 3 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 3 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Milk 4 tbsp
Juice of half of lemon
1.Soak rice in water for 30 minutes.
2.Mash panner.Add salt,red chilli powder and cornflour.Mix well and make small balls of the mixture.Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the panner balls to a light brown colour.Remove and keep aside.
3.Heat oil in a pan.Add the whole spices and saute till they crackle.Add sliced onions and stir fry in golden brown.Add ginger garlic paste dissolved in water.
4.Add salt,juice of half lemon and sufficient water.
5.When water starts boiling add rice and cook on a medium heat,stirring occasionally.
6.When the water is reduced to the level of the rice,sprinkle milk on the top.Cover with wet cloth and cook on a low heat until the rice is well cooked.
7.Remove from heat and serve hot,garnished with fried cottage cheese balls.
PS:-Quantity of water depends on the rice,i took 1 1/2 cup water for 1 cup of rice.
Recipe source:- Curries & Rice