Vegetable Stew Rice


For the Stew

Oil as required
Cardamoms – 2
Cloves – 2
Cinnamon stick – 2 medium size
Feenugreek seeds – 1/2 tbs
Onion sliced – 2
Ginger chopped – 1tbs
Garlic chopped – 1tbs
Split green chillies – 4
Tomato sliced – 1 small
Thin coconut milk -1 cup
Thick coconut milk -3/4 cup
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped
Salt as required
Sliced shallots-1 tbs
All purpose flour – 1 ½ tsp
Water-1/4 cup

For the rice

Basamathi rice -1 ½ cups
Ghee – 1 tbs
Cardamoms – 2
Cloves – 3
Cinnamon stick – 2 medium size
Feenugreek seeds – 1/2 tbs
Bay leaves – 1

Rice preparing method

1. Heat ghee in a vessel,and add all the spices given above and sauté it for a minute.After that add boiled water to it,then add the rice and little salt.When the rice get cooked,drain the water completely from the rice and spread the rice in a tray and allow to cool.

Stew Preparation

1.Heat oil in a pan ,add all spices and saute till it is fragrant.

2.Add sliced onions,sauté till golden brown,then add chopped ginger & garlic, and green chilli, saute it well.

3.Add all the vegetables and saute it for sometimes ,then add the thin coconut milk and salt. When it gets boiled, reduce the heat and cook till the vegetables are almost done.

4.Add the sliced tomato and continue cooking.At the same time take a pan,add 1tbs oil and saute the shallots till brown color,then add the flour to it and saute till it’s raw smell is gone.

5.Now add ¼ cup of water and mix it well without any lumps,then add this mix to the cooked stew.Let it boil for a minute,add the thick coconut milk,pepper and the garam masala powder.

6.The stew should be thick,so cook till it gets thick.Add the chopped coriander leaves.Stew is ready.

Layer the dish

Take a heavy bottomed vessel or a non stick pan.Apply some ghee to the vessel.Spread 1/2of the stew then ½ of the rice,again stew and the rest of the rice. After layering.Heat a thava , place the closed vessel over that.Reduce to low flame and cook it for 10-15mins.

Serve with pickle and raita


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