May 11, 2009

* Papdi Rice *

1 1/2 cups long-grained rice
2 tbsp ghee
3 cloves
3 cinnamons
1 cup stringed, broken double beans (Surati papdi)
1 tbsp oil
1 earthen bowl or pot (matka)
For the masala paste:
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
1/4 cup fresh green garlic
2 green chillies
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tbsp lemon juice

Wash the rice and drain. Spread on a muslin cloth and keep aside for half an hour.
Heat the ghee, add the cloves, cinnamons and rice. Fry on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
Add the beans, masala, salt and 4 cups warm water and mix gently. Remove from heat.
Coat the matka with oil. Pour in the rice. Cover with foil and seal.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 400 deg-F for half an hour.
Serve hot with dahi-kadhi.

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