Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Eggs - 5
Onions - 1 lare
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 4 cloves
Green Chillies - 6 to 8
Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder - 1 teaspoon
Fresh Coriander/Cilantro Leaves - 1/4 cup
Bay Leaves - 2
Cardamom Pods - 5
Plain Yogurt - 3 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Oil - 5 teaspoons
Soak the basmati rice in water for atleast half an hour.
Hard boil the eggs and peel them. Slice the eggs and set them aside.
In a mixie, blend the ginger, green chillies, onions and coriander/cilantro leaves into a smooth paste.
In a kadai, add the oil and fry the onions until they turn translucent. Add the blended paste and fry till the raw smell disappears. Add red chilli powder, salt and eggs and fry until the eggs get coated with the spices. Remove only the eggs and set aside.
In the same kadai, to the spices, add the bay leaves, cardamom, garam masala, chilli powder and yoghurt and cook for about a minute. Add the soaked rice and mix until the rice gets coated with all the spices.Add sufficient water (Rice:Water::1:1.5) and bring it to a boil. Close the kadai with a lid and cook until all the water is absorbed. A pressure cooker can also be used instead of the kadai.
Finally add the eggs and simmer for a few more minutes.
Garnish with fried onions.
Serve hot with raita!
To add to a sad note:
I am also a victim of the plagiarism found everywhere in the blogging community! I thank EC for letting me know about this. I found my Aval Payasam picture in THIS site. I sent the site's admin an e-mail and then the picture was removed. Browsing through the site I also found that most of its pictures were copied!!
People do not realise how much time and effort is spent by bloggers to cook, click and blog about their experiments. While googling, I also found my picture in a FAMOUS NEWS WEBSITE without my permission. Hopefully people should acknowledge and remove the photos.
Check out this site for more info about how to deal with plagiarism!