1 cup rice pre soaked
1 black cardamom (Bari Ilaichi)
6-8 cloves (Laung)
6-8 whole black pepper (Kali Mirch)
1 tsp. cumin seeds (Zeera)
1 med. size stick of cinnamon (Dalchini)
2 tsp garlic (Lehsan) paste
1 tsp ginger (Adrak) paste
1 tsp. salt (adjust to taste)
1 medium onion
3-4 tbs. oil
1 cup of peas
Chop the onion into slices and sauté in oil till transparent.
Add all spices and mix. Add the peas along with half a cup of water. Cover and cook on medium heat till semi-soft. (If using frozen, don’t cook)
Add the presoaked rice to the pot and add water rising to one and a half cm. above the surface of the rice.
Cover and cook till rice is soft and water dries. Lower the heat to the minimum. Remove after about five minutes
Serve with Raita or Achaar.
Serving: 2 persons