Steamed curry rice

Posted on June 24, 2009. Filed under: Chawal/rice/pulao/biryani | Tags: , |

Preparation Time : 15 mins.
Cooking Time : 15 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
3 cups steamed rice
2 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp red chilli paste
½ cup coconut milk
¼ cup French beans, sliced diagonally and boiled
¼ cup green peas, boiled
¼ cup baby corn, boiled and sliced
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
1 tsp lemon rind
½ banana leaf
2 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
Method
1. Heat the olive oil, add the garlic paste and red chilli paste and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
2. Add the coconut milk, all the boiled vegetables, basil, lemon rind and salt and bring the coconut milk to a boil.
3. Add the rice and mix well.
4. Turn this flavoured rice onto the centre of a banana leaf (kitchen foil can be used as substitute).
5. Fold the leaf into a square packet and steam in a steamer till done.
Tips
Red chilli paste is made by soaking dry red chillies in lukewarm water for about 15 minutes and then grinding it to a fine paste.
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