This challenge is started by Priya akka. It is wonderful challenge. She gave a pair to me. My partner is Poornima. She gave 2 secret ingredients. Those are rice and greens.
Rice - 2 cups
(Soak for 30 minutes)
Methi leaves / menthi koora - 1 big bunch
Coconut milk - 2 1/2 cups
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Chopped onion - 1 big
green chilli slits - 4
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - small piece
Cardamom - 2
Star anise - 2
Oil + butter - 4 tsp
Separate the leaves from the stem and wash the leaves twice in water.
In a pressure cooker, heat oil, butter. Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and fry for 30 seconds.
Add the onion, chillies, turmeric powder, chilli powder and saute till onions turn to golden brown color.
Add ginger, garlic paste and fry. Add methi leaves and fry for 3 to 5 minutes.
Add coconut milk, water and wait for till the liquids are hot. Add soaked rice and salt. Mix well.
Close it with a plate and put the flame on low medium. Cook until fully done.
Serve with raita.