Coriander Rice

What you will need:
  • Coriander leaves - a small bunch
  • Tomatoes - 2 large
  • Rice - 2 cups
  • Ginger - 1" piece
  • Garlic - 2 large cloves (you can instead use ginger garlic paste)
  • Coconut fresh or frozen - 3 tbsp
  • Green chillies - 2 to 3
  • Onions - 2 medium sized
  • Whole garam masala - cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, star anise
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil/Ghee - 2 tbsp

How to prepare
Heat 1 tsp of oil/ghee. Add the whole garam masala, chopped ginger and garlic. Now add the coconut and fry for about a minute. Now add the chopped coriander leaves and fry for another minute. Let the mixture cool and then grind it into a paste along with chopped tomatoes.

In a heavy bottomed vessel, heat the remaining oil/ghee. Add the sliced onions and fry until they are transluscent. Now add the ground paste and fry well. Add the rice and mix everything together. Add salt and water ( little less than 4 cups as the ground paste contains some water from the tomatoes). Cook until the rice is done.