1/2 teaspoon black cumin seeds (kala jeera)
1/2 teaspoon regular cumin seeds(jeera)
3 to 4 whole cloves (launga)
1 1" stick of cinnamon (dalcini)
3 small bay leaves (tej patta)
4 teaspoon ghee or clarified butter
1 cup basmati rice washed and dried completely
1/2 cup peas fresh or frozen
2 cups water or as needed
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
Powder the black cumin, regular cumin, cloves and cinnamon medium coarsely keep it aside.
To a pressure cooker on medium heat with 3 teaspoons of ghee add the powdered spices and bay leaves and let it warm up till it starts to sizzle. This takes only a few seconds. Add the rice when the sizzling starts and stir fry the rice for 2 to 3 minutes. After it has been stir fried for 2 to 3 minutes add the peas mix add water and salt, mix. Cover the pressure cooker and without the weight on top cook till the rice is cooked.
Takes approximately 7 minutes. The rice needs to be cooked so that the grains are separate and it is not mushy. When done add a teaspoon of ghee mix and serve. Serves 4