This rice makes a perfect lunch box dish too.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Long grain rice : 1 1/2 cups
To dry roast and powdered:
Toor dal: 1/3 cup
Cloves : 5
Cinnamon: 1" stick
Star anise: 1
Shahi jeera : 1/2 teaspoon
Onion: 1 large cut in half and sliced
Green chilies: 4 slit
Spinach: 4 cups roughly chopped
Red chili powder: 1 1/2 teaspoons
Cumin powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Cook rice with 3 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of oil. Wait for 5 minutes, Fluff it with a fork and keep aside.
Dry roast the ingredients listed, cool them off and grind into a fine powder.
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a wok or a wide pan and add shahi jeera and fry for 30 seconds. Add green chilies and onions and sauté till they turn light brown. Add spinach and fry for 1 minute. Add the ground powdered spice, red chili powder, salt, cumin, coriander powder and mix well. Fry for 2 minutes. Add cooked rice and toss gently to mix everything. Turn off the stove.
Serve hot with raita.