2 cups basmati rice (soak for 10 mins)
Salt to taste
1 tsp ghee
1 cup grated paneer
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup carrot chopped lengthwise
1/2 cup beans chopped lengthwise
Few roasted cashews
1 potato cut lengthwise
1 tomato chopped finely
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Piece of cinnamon
1 cardamom crushed
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Finely chopped coriander leaves
3 tsp oil
Heat ghee, add cumin seeds. When it splutters, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and fry for a minute. Add turmeric powder and transfer to the vessel with rice. Add salt and cook till soft and grainy.
Heat 1 tsp oil, add one onion chopped and tomato. Fry for 2 minutes and add carrot, beans and peas. (can add cauliflower and capsicum too) Fry for a minute and add little water and cook covered till soft. Add a bit of salt, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and mix well. Add the cooked rice and mix slowly without breaking the rice.
Heat 2 tsp oil. Make small balls of the grated paneer and fry them till golden brown. Keep aside. Fry onion pieces cut lengthwise well and then fry potato pieces. Add finely chopped coriander leaves, paneer balls, potato pieces, fried onions, cashews and raisins to the rice and mix well.
Serve with raita of your choice.
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