Masala rice is an easy lunch box recipe that can be made in minutes. It has the aroma and flavour of fennel seeds that is not only helpful in digestion but also a light, hearty and satisfying meal all by itself. Masala rice is Amma’s yet another signature dish. I have no clue where she learnt it from but all I can say is that she makes it taste like the best thing in the world 🙂 🙂 You can make a side dish of your choice or just enjoy it with raitha. So here we go.. 🙂
|Basmati Rice, washed and soaked||2 cups|
|Frozen peas||½ cup|
To be ground into a paste
|Fennel seeds||1 tbsp|
|Cilantro/ coriander leaves||½ cup|
|Fresh/ frozen coconut||1 ½ tbsp|
|Dhaniya powder||1 tsp|
|Garlic (optional)||2 pods|
- If you’re using a pressure cooker, please make sure you add less water as it tends to turn soggy and muddled.
- You can add the veggie of your choice like french, beans and carrot or just make it plain and simple with onion and tomato.
- Make sure you dry fry or heat the coconut before you use it. This prevents the rice from spoiling it.