Rice 1 1/2 cups
Fresh or Frozen Peas 1 cup
Dill Leaves 1/4 cup
Garlic 3 pods
Green Cardamom 1
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Green Chiles 2
Broken Red Chiles 3
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsps
Method of preparation:
Wash rice thrice with water, strain and keep aside.
Wash and finely chop dill leaves.
Remove stems, wash and slice green chiles.
Peel and slice the garlic.
Peel and finely chop onion.
Heat oil in heavy pot or in rice cooker over medium high heat.
Add garlic, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, red chiles, green chiles, and onion.
Stir until onion turns little brown.
Add rice, fresh peas (if using), coriander powder, dill, 3 cups of water and salt.
Cook covered until almost done.
Add frozen peas (if using) at this stage and cook for 5 more minutes.
Serve hot with any raita.
Notes: Make sure not to add anything that has strong flavor other than dill leaves.