1) 1 cup chopped coriander leaves
2) 4 garlic stands
3) 3 to 4 green chilli
4) 1 bay leaf
5) few cumin seeds
6) 1/2 stick cinnamon
7) 1 tsp urad dal
8) 1 tso channa dal
9) whole 2 red chilli
10) 1 cup rice
Soak rice in water for about 2o mins.Wash the rice thoroughly until the water is crystal clear in which rice rests.Meanwhile take the blender, in goes the chopped coriander leaves, slit green chillies, garlic and grind it….brummm….with minimum water, so that u get a think nice fine paste.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan, or a cooker in which you would be doing the rice. Once oil is heated add cumin seeds, bay leaf,red chilli. Fry till the cumin seeds turn little brown than add channa dal and sauté till it turns golden brown.Later add urad dal, salt and saute it.
Once urad dal turns brown add the coriander paster and fry for 2 to 3 mins or until water evaporates from the mixture.Than add the raw rice and let it fry for 4 mins without water. This process makes rice little crunchy.
Once the raw rice is coated with the green paste add the water required to cook the rice. I usually add 2 cups for 1 cup of raw rice. Cook until rice is done….you can serve this rice with a dash of lemon