1 tbsp oil +1 tbsp ghee
3 onions finely sliced
A bunch of spinach leaves (chopped)
4 cups Basmati rice
6 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 Cinnamon stick
3 cardomom pods
1 star anise
1 tbsp ghee + 1 tbsp oil
2 garlic cloves (chopped)
A piece of ginger (chopped)
1 green chilli (half slit)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Chopped coriander leaves
Garam masala Salt to taste
Heat the oil/ ghee in a frying pan.
Add the finely sliced onions.
When it turns golden brown add chopped spinach & salt.
Remove from fire & keep aside
Boil water, add salt & keep aside.
Heat ghee+oil in a sauce pan.
Add Cinnamon, cardomom,star anise & cloves.
When aroma of the spices rises add chopped garlic+ginger,chilli & turmeric powder.
Then add basmati rice & stir.
When some rice grains change to light brown, add boiled water.
Bring to the boil, cover tightly and simmer until the rice is tender and the water has been absorbed.
Reduce the heat.
When rice is 3/4 cooked remove from fire .
Close the lid tightly. Stir occassionaly with a wooden spatule.
When fully cooked remove the lid, add the prepared spinach & mix.
Garnish with coriander leaves & garam masala.
Serve hot with Raita & Chutney.