How to make Lemon Grass Chilli Rice -

Vegetable rice pulao flavoured with lemon grass and fresh red chillies.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Lemon grass stalk , Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Rice

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Lemon Grass Chilli Rice

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Lemon Grass Chilli Rice Recipe

  • Lemon grass stalk 2 inches

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 1/2 cup

  • Fresh red chillies 7-8 small

  • Fresh red chilli sliced 1 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Shallots 10-12

  • Mushrooms halved 6-8

  • Cauliflower florets 6-8

  • Carrot,cut into dices 1 medium

  • Potato cut into dices 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/3 cup

  • Green peas boiled 5 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon 1


Step 1

Heat oil and butter in non stick pan. Add coriander seeds and cumin seeds, sauté for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add onion and shallots and mix.

Step 3

Chop lemon grass and add alongwith small fresh red chillies, sliced red chilli, mushrooms, cauliflower florets, carrot and potato and mix well.

Step 4

Cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Roughly chop coriander leaves.Add green peas, salt, rice and 3 cups of water.

Step 6

Mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Cut lemon into slices and add along with coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 8

Cover and cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes or till rice is done. Serve hot.

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