Basmati rice – 300 gm
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 and half tsp
Bay leaf – 1
Cardamom – 2
Cinnamon – small piece
lime juice - from small size half lime
Salt – to taste.
Steps to follow:
Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.Then drain and keep aside.
In a heavy bottomed vessel heat ghee add jeera, bay leaf, cardamom and cinnamon. Fry for a minute in medium flame.
Then add soaked drained rice, stir for a minute. Then add hot water 1: 2 ratio and salt to taste. Let it boil, squeeze half small lime, close with lid and simmer the stove.
When rice is cooked completely switch off the stove.Do not open immediately. Leave it for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes open and fluff it with a fork and serve hot.
Serves - 4