Take 1 tbsp oil in a pan & saute mustard.
Once the mustard sputters add Urad dal, Red chillies
and hing. Fry some more till the dal is slightly brown
and keep aside.
Cook the rice with 2 cups of water. The
fastest way is to cook the rice in the microwave oven.
This will take only 10 minutes.
Chop the cilantro so that they can be easily
added to the mixer. Blend the cilantro, Tamarind paste
and the fried ingredients. Add salt and grind with
little water. This paste can be used as Dhaniya
chutney and can be stored in the refrigerator for
Fry the sliced Onions, cloves, powdered
cinnamon, bay leaf in the remaining oil till Onion is
Add rice in parts while mixing continuously so
that rice does not form lumps. Add 2 tbsp of the
chutney and mix, alternate till all the rice is mixed
and the Dhaniya paste is evenly coated on the
rice. Use your discretion while adding the chutney.
Add Garam Masala/ pulav masala, Salt and mix
for few minutes. Add the Ghee and mix well before
Hope you enjoy this Dish. Dhaniya rice goes well with any
of the Raitas. The chutney can be stored in the refrigerator and can
be used for Sandwiches too.