A quick, easy and flavourful rice using Goda Masala that goes perfect with any raita. This is a no onion no garlic recipe and is a delightful option on fasting days too.
1 cup basmati rice
1 cup fresh green peas
2 tbsp oil
1/4th tsp mustard seeds
A pinch of asafoetida
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 1/2 to 3 tsp goda masala ( as per choice, I have used ready goda masala)
Salt to taste
2 cups hot water OR as required
2 tsp ghee (optional) to add aroma and flavour to the rice
To be ground to a paste without adding water the spices mentioned below
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
4 black pepper
1/2″ piece cinnamon
1 small masala velchi ( badi elaichi)
3 to 4 green chillies (adjust spice level to individual choice)
3 sprigs coriander leaves
Wash the rice atleast thrice to get rid of excess starch, drain the water and keep aside.
In a heavy bottoned pan heat oil, add mustard seeds. When they splutter add a pinch of asafoetida, turmeric powder, ground spices. Open the lid of the spice jar carefully as the spicy flavour whiffs up. Saute well. Add the green peas and saute a bit.
Add rice and saute well till the masala coats the rice. Add hot water and bring to a boil. When the rice is 3/4th done, add goda masala and salt . Add 2 tsp ghee and mix well. Cover and cook till done on low flame.
Serve hot with spiced curds or raita of your choice.
Adding goda masala when the rice is 3/4th cooked adds to the flavour and aroma of the rice.
Curds is an accompaniment in Indian meals thats healthy and nutritious.
2 cups curds
1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
Sugar to taste ( add sugar only if the curds is tarter than you like)
Salt to taste
In a mixing bowl, whisk curds and add red chilli powder, cumin powder, sugar and salt. Mix well. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle a little red chilli powder and cumin powder and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve chilled with pulao, biryani or masale bhath.