Got this simple but wonderful recipe from my friend Jayanthi. Perfect for lunchbox.
Rice( basmati/sona masoori)- 2 cups
coriander leaves- 1 bunch
green chillies- 4 or acc to taste
coconut (grated)- 1 1/2 tbsp
onion- 1 large chopped into thin slices
salt to taste
oil- 2 tbsp or acc to taste
mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
channa dal- 1 tsp
ginger- a small pice chopped finely
curryleaves- a few
Cut the stems from the coriander bunch, wash well and chop them roughly .
Grind coriander leaves, coconut and green chillies to coarse paste.
Cook rice seperately.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, channa dal, jeera, red chillies, asafoetida, ginger and curry leaves.
Add onion slices and saute until it turns transparent. Then add the ground paste and salt. Fry for some time till the raw smell disappears.
Add cooked rice to it and serve hot with raita.
U can add green peas or lima beans in the coriander rice.