Basmati Rice – 2 cups
Garlic – 4 pods (Finely chopped)
Green chilies – 3-4 (finely chopped)
Capsicum – 1 medium size (Finely chopped)
Green cardamom- 2
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon – 1 inch
Saffron – few strings (soaked in ¼ cup of warm milk)
Salt – to taste
Butter – 1 tabs
Wash and soak basmati rice in 4 cups of water for ½ an hour.
Heat a wide mouth pan adding butter into it
Put all the whole spices.
Fry them till you get nice aroma of spices
Now add garlic and green chilies to this and fry till garlic turn to light brown in color.
In the next step u have to add chopped capsicum and fry them for couple of minutes.
Drain water from soaked rice. Keep the water aside and put the rice into pan.
Give a mix and add back the water into rice.
Put saffron milk and salt to taste.
Keep the flame high till u get a boil.
Once it start boiling then reduce the flame to low, cover it with lid and cook till rice is done
Can be served with any North Indian side dish.