Swadesi Rice

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For green rice:
  • 1 cup-boiled rice
  • 1 bunch- palak
  • 1 sprig -coriander leaves
  • 2-onions
  • 1 tbsp -saunf
  • 4 - cloves
  • 2-cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp -ginger & garlic paste
  • 2-green chillies
  • oil
  • For white rice:
  • 1 cup-boiled rice
  • 1 tbsp- lime juice
  • 2-red chillies
  • 1 tsp - mustard
  • 1 tbsp -ground nuts or cashew nuts
  • 5-garlic pods
  • 1 tbsp-gram dhal
  • For orange rice:
  • 1 cup-boiled rice
  • 1/2 kg - grated carrots
  • 2-onions
  • 2-green chillies
  • 1 tbsp -ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp -saunf
  • 1 tbsp -cardamom
  • 1/2 cup- milk or coconut milk
  • oil
  • salt

How to Make Swadesi Rice

  • For green rice: Boil rice and set aside.
  • Blanch palak and blend in a mixer along with a little coriander leaves.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter the garam masala.
  • Fry onions till golden brown.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste and green chillies.
  • Pour in the palak and cook till raw smell leaves.
  • Season with salt.
  • Mix in the boiled rice and layer them at the bottom of a serving dish.
  • For white rice:
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Splutter mustard seeds and red chilli flakes.
  • Reduce heat, roast the groundnuts or cashewnuts and add the garlic pods too.
  • Switch off the heat and add lime juice.
  • Sprinkle salt.
  • Add oil at comfortable levels since it is the medium to coat rice.
  • Mix the boiled rice with the lemon seasoning and form a layer above the green rice.
  • For orange rice:
  • Cook rice and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter saunf and cardamom.
  • Fry onions till golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies.
  • In a minute, add the grated carrots and fry them for a while.
  • Pour a little milk or coconut milk just enough to cook carrots till they become soft and form a gravy.
  • Sprinkle salt.
  • Mix in the boiled rice.
  • Spread the top most layer on your serving dish.
  • Fluff up the top most layer a bit and garnish with very well-chopped coriander leaves.