Long Grain Rice (Basmathi Rice) - 1 cup
Onions - 2, cut into thin slices
Broccoli - 1 cup (cut into florets, soak in hot water for 10 minutes and drain water)
Garlic - 8 cloves
Green Chillies - 5, cut into 2
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Bay leaf - 1, small piece
Cinnamom Stick - 1 inch stick
Coconut Milk - 3 cups (Extract from 1 cup of grated coconut)
Coriander leaves - few
Saffron - little, soaked in 1-2 tablespoons of warm milk
Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Take a microwave vessel, add oil/ghee, fennel seeds, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamom and heat for 20 seconds.
Remove pan, add onions, greenchillies, garlic, mix well and cook for 1 minute.
Then add broccoli, mix well and sprinkle little water and cook for 1 minute.
Wash rice and drain water. Add to the microwave pan with coconut milk and salt to taste.
Cook for 20 minutes. Once it is completely cooked, mix well, add saffron milk to one portion of rice and cook for 1 minute.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
1) Cooking time differs from microwave to microwave, so follow timings and temperature accordingly for cooking rice.
2) Extract 3 cups of coconut milk from 1 cup of grated coconut. For best extract, use warm water, while blending.
Cooking time - 30 minutes
Serves 2-3 persons