Green Masala and coconut milk rice

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Ingredients:-

  1. Basmathi rice – 2 cups
  2. Cloves – 2 numbers
  3. Cinnamon – 1″ piece
  4. Cardamom – 3 numbers
  5. Ghee – 1 tbsp.
  6. Onion – 2 medium, thinly sliced
  7. Garlic – 3 big cloves
  8. Beans – 1/2 cup; finely chopped
  9. Mint- 2 tbsps.
  10. Cilantro – 2 tbsps.
  11. Grated Coconut  – 1 cup
  12. Salt – 2 tsps. or as per taste

For the green masala:-

  1. Cilantro/malliyila – 1 cup (tightly packed)
  2. Mint leaves – 1/4 cup (tightly packed)
  3. Greenchilly – 3-4 numbers
  4. Garlic – 2 big cloves

Method:-

  1. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain out all the water from the rice & keep aside.
  2. Extract thin and thick coconut milk from the grated coconut.
  3. Grind together the cilantro, mint, greenchilly and garlic adding a little water to a smooth paste. Add this paste to the coconut milk & strain.You should have 4 cups of light green coconut milk.Keep aside.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pan, add all the whole spices & cook till they turn plump.
  5. Stir in the sliced onions & minced garlic. Cook till the onion turns golden brown in colour.
  6. Add the beans & cook for 3 minutes on medium high heat.
  7. Add the rice, mint, cilantro & fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the boiling coconut milk mixture + 2 tsps of salt. Cover cook on low heat for 10 minutes or till dry.
  8. Serve hot with chicken tikka or grilled meat of your choice.
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