About this recipe: Growing tired of takeaways? Make your own basmati to go with a spicy homemade curry.
For authentic Indian-style rice, wash the rice before cooking to get rid of some of the starch. Put rice in a bowl and mix vigorously with water, then drain. Repeat this process five to seven times. Your rice will turn out fluffier and less starchy this way!
Consider dry-frying the cumin seeds in a cast iron frying pan for several minutes before adding to the rice. When you hear them "pop" they are ready. Heat the peas before adding to rice. - 15 Sep 2008
Just like the restaurants serve in Saudi Arabia =-) More authentic than other recipes I've seen. - 15 Sep 2008