A mild fragrant rice based dish.
Cook a cup of rice in the usual way, then dry in the oven and fluff up the grains with a fork.
Meanwhile make a masala of lots of cardamon, ground almonds, a few cloves, a couple of saffron threads, a little cinnamon and a little chilli powder.
Fry a sliced aubergine (and any other vegetables you wish to use such as okra or cauliflower) until cooked, reserve.
Fry a chopped onion in ghee or butter, stir in the masala and some pureed ginger and garlic and a little greek yoghurt and fry a little more.
Add the rice and fry a little to coat the grains.
Add the cooked vegetables to the rice, sprinkle with a little rose water and coriander leaves and serve.
(recipes are for 2)
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