Cliantro Rice

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • Cilantro-1 bunch
  • Coconut-1/4 coconut grated or half cup of coconut milk
  • Ginger-1 inch
  • Garlic-4 or 5 flakes
  • Onion-1 medium size cut into slices, lengthwise
  • Cardamom -20
  • Cinnamon -1 inchstick
  • Cloves
  • Bay leaves-1
  • Ghee-1 tbsp
  • Oil for frying
  • Basmati Rice-2 big cups
  • Garam Masala-1/4 tsp
  • Salt-to taste

How to Make Cliantro Rice

  • Wash and chop cilantro. Along with the grated coconut, grind cilantro into a smooth paste adding water.
  • Take the pulp and strain the juice out of it. Keep doing this till you have taken all the juice from the paste. You should extract about 4 cups of juice.
  • Grind ginger and garlic into a paste.
  • Soak basmati rice in water for about 20 mins.
  • In a saucepan add oil and add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, onion and ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add basmati rice and fry a few seconds.
  • In a pressure pan/cooker, pour in all the fried ingredients along with the cilantro/coconut juice.
  • Add ghee, salt and garam masala.
  • Cover and cook for 3 whistles (or like you would cook your rice regularly).
  • Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve hot with raitha.