Kaha Bath (Yellow Rice)
1½ cup Basmati rice – washed
1 onion – sliced
5 cloves of garlic – chopped
3 teaspoons margarine or butter
¼ teaspoon turmeric
5 cloves – crushed
5 cardamoms – crushed
2.5cm cinnamon stick
1.5 cups water
Salt to taste
Heat the saucepan on medium heat and add 2 teaspoons margarine.
When margarine is melted add onions, garlic ½ teaspoon salt, fry it for nearly 10 minutes or till you gets the little golden brown.
Then add the rest of the margarine, 1/2 cup water, turmeric, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix it well and add the rice and again put 1 cup of water.
Cover the saucepan and keep it for nearly 10 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
You can have Yellow rice with potato/lentils curry, chicken/fish/sea food curry, any kind of salad or any thing you like most.
1. When you are adding dry spices (cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon) into the rice, you can make a bag with piece of a cloth, and tie it tightly. Then add that cloth bag to the saucepan. When the rice is cooked, you can just remove the spices bag.
2. If you can find black pepper corns, add ½ teaspoon with the turmeric, it will give you a good taste and also a nice look.