This one is from my Madras Mom's kitchen. I've never had it before my marriage and after having it at mom's place, I can never go without it for more than a month. This is Daddy's favourite and it is a taste of Ceylon (He was brought up in Ceylon).
Basmati Rice: 2 cups
Thick Coconut Milk: 1 cup
Water: 2 cups
Cinnamon- 1 stick
Onion: 2 big sliced
Ginger Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Satl and oil- as required.
Wash and soak the rice in water for 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and splutter the whole garam masala (cardamom, cinnamon and cloves).
Now add the onions, ginger garlic paste and green chillies and saute till the onions turn translucent
Add the turmeric powder and saute for a few seconds and then add the rice along with the coconut milk and water. Add salt according to your taste.
Close the lid of the pressure cooker and when steam starts coming out steadily, place the weight and wait for 20 seconds and turn off the stove.
Let it remain like that for half an hour. After that open the pressure cooker and serve hot with your favourite non veg dish.