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'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ghee Rice


Ingredients

Basmati rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 No. thinly sliced
Ghee - 1.5 tbsp
Cinnamon - 2 half inch sticks
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 5 - 6
Bay leaf - 1
Cashews - 5-6
Raisins - 5-6
Water - 2 cups

How to make

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add the spices and fry for few minutes. Add 1/2 of the chopped onions and saute till the onions are soft(the onion neednt change color). Now add cleaned rice and fry for 3 minutes. Add salt and hot water. When the pressure starts coming from the nossile of the cooker, put the weight on and cook in low flame for 5 minutes. Remove from flame and open when the pressure is released completely. Fry the left over onions till they become golden brown in color. Set aside. Fry the cashewnuts and rainsins. Spread the fried onions and cashewnuts-raisins over the rice and serve hot.

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