Ingredients For the Rice:
2 cups Basmati rice
1/2 cup green peas
salt to taste
For the vegetable layer:
1 medium beetroot cut in rings
2 small carrots cut in rings
2 onions medium cut in rings
2 potatoes medium cut in rings
3 slices of bread cut in cubes
For the gravy:
3 medium sized tomatoes blanched
1 tbsp garlic paste
1/2 cup thick curds
2 cinnamon sticks 1 inch
1 bay leaf
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
salt to taste
2 tbsp Ghee
oil for frying the vegetables and bread.
Method for the rice:
wash and soak the rice for at least 1/2 hour.
boil water and put the rice and peas together along with the salt as per your taste.
rice should be seperate.
for the vegetables:
deep-fry all the vegetables seperately. and in the last fry the bread cubes.
for the gravy:
blanch tomatoes and puree them.
heat ghee and put all the dry garam masalas and fry for a few seconds.
then add garlic paste and fry again.
add the tomato puree and cook till ghee seperates.
now add the vegetables and cook for a few seconds.
add the rest of the masalas and the curds and boil for 5 -7 mins.
how to serve:
In a big serving bowl put the rice layer down and then put the vegetable layer and put a few fried bread on top.
again cover with rice layer.
and then again put a vegetable layer and finally cover with rice and serve hot.
u can heat in a micro wave or a pressure cooker before serving.
U can add saffron mixture to the rice layer on top to give a attractive yellow color.
add saffron to 2-3 tbsp of hot milk and mix well. then pour on top over the rice layer.