Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Brown (Dhansak) rice

Brown rice, a perfect accompaniment for Dhansak. The brown color is achieved using caramelized water.

Ingredients  serves 3 
Rice                     1 1/2 cup
Onions                  2 med. finely sliced 
Ginger paste          1/2 tbsp
Sugar                    2 tbsp
Water                   3 cups
Green cardamom   4 
Cumin                   1 tsp
Oil                        1 tbsp
Salt                       to taste

  1. Wash rice 3-4 times.
  2. Spread sugar in a pan and heat it.
  3. You will see sugar melting and turning brown.
  4. When it turns slightly darkish brown, turn off the gas and carefully add 3 cups of water. This is caramelised water.
  5. Heat oil in a large pan. 
  6. Crackle cumin.
  7. Add cardamom and onions.
  8. Sauté onions till soft and pink.
  9. Add ginger paste . Sauté till onions turn golden.
  10. Now drain and add rice, salt and the caramalized water that we had prepared earlier.
  11.  Bring it to a boil , cover and cook on low heat till all the water is absorbed and the rice is done.
  12. Serve hot with Dhansak