(Courtesy of: http://www.deliciousindia.com)
What you need:
2 cups Basmati Rice
2 Cups Mixed Vegetables (Potato, Carrots, Beans, Green Peas and Cauliflower cut into small cubes)
1 Onion (cut into thin long pieces)
1 cup Yogurt
2 Tomatoes (chopped finely)
1 Tsp. Red Chilly Powder
1 Tsp. Dhania Powder (dry coriander)
1 inch long Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Ginger-Garlic paste
4 Green Chilies
1 Tsp. Garam masala Powder
1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
½ Mint leaves
2 Bay Leaves
Method of preparation:
Soak the rice in water for 15 minutes. Drain the rice; add 4 cups of water and cook till each grain is separate.
Marinate all the ingredients from 5 to 15 above in yogurt for 30 minutes.
Fry the bay leaves and onions in ghee till golden brown. Add the cut vegetables and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add the marinated masalas to the vegetables add 1 cup of water, cover and cook till the vegetables are soft. Once the vegetables are cooked drain the excess water if any.
Mix the cooked rice with the vegetables and sauté for 2 minutes.
Serve hot with Onion Raita.