Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Carrot - 1 large chopped
Beans - 10 chopped
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Thick Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 3 tblspn
Ghee - 3 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 inch stick
Fennel Seeds / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Star Anise - 1
Cardamom - 4
Cloves - 4
Ginger - 3 tblspn
Garlic - 10 cloves
Green Chilli - 5
Soak rice for 30 mins. Grind all the ingredients given in the list to a paste and set aside.
Heat oil and ghee in a pot, Add in sliced onions, salt and saute them for 5 mins or so till it turns light golden.
Add in the ground masala and saute for couple of mins. Add in turmeric powder and mix well.
Now add in chopped beans and carrots and saute for 5 mins till the raw smell leaves away.
Now add in drained rice and toss well in the masala.
Pour in coconut milk and water. Mix well. Bring it to a boil, simmer and cook covered for 20 to 25 mins till the rice is done.
Now open the pot, fluff it with a fork, switch off the flame and cover the pot and leave it for 10 mins this will make the rice fluffier.
Serve with raita