Friday, September 01, 2006

Macchi Tikka with Kitchdee

Macchi Tikka with Kitchdee
Originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.
Flavoured Green Gram and Rice


4 tablespoons ghee or oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 piece ginger, 1 inch long shredded
4 green chilies, chopped
4 whole cloves
1 piece cinnamon stick 1 inch long
4 whole green cardamoms
1 teaspoon turmeric
salt, to taste
12 oz. patna rice (long-grained)
6 oz. green gram, washed and soaked for 20 minutes
2 1/2 cups water

Heat the oil or ghee in a large heavy pan with a tight fitting cover and fry the garlic, ginger, chillies, cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms, turmeric and salt until onion is soft and translucent.

Drain the rice and gram, add to the spices and saute for 2 -3 minutes or utnil all the water is absorbed.

Take the pan off the heat and let it rest for 3 minutes. Just before serving gently toss the mixture.

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