The following ingredients are required to make this recipe:
Basmati rice - I prefer this rice for its aroma. Any long grain rice or any other rice (not sticky rice) would be great.
Salt - Adds flavor
Water - the liquid necessary to cook the rice.
Cilantro - Aromatic herb that is the star of this recipe. Fresh green leaves are used in this recipe.
Lemon juice - Adds to the acidic flavor and helps in retaining the color of the cilantro.
Green peas - These add to the protein part of this meal. Fresh or frozen peas can be used.
Thai chili - Adds to the spicy kick. Adjust the count of chili peppers according to heat preference.
Tempering - This is a way of infusing flavor with fried spices. Mustard, whole red chilies, split urad dal, asafetida, and curry leaves and fired in a little oil. Do not skip this step.
Cashews - Adds to the nutty flavor as well as a little protein. For a nut free version, skip the cashews.
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Add the ground cilantro puree and mix. Cook for 30seconds to a minute.