Cumin and Curry Leaf Creamy Risotto

Recipe by jo_mama
READY IN: 40mins




  • Prepare for the milk to be warmed through either in a saucepan on the stove or in the microwave.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, add the grapeseed oil, sesame oil, curry leaves and green chilies, and saute for about 2 minutes until it sizzles. Add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds and allow to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Watch closely--don't allow it to burn.
  • Add the onions, mushrooms, and carrots to the pot. Lightly salt. Saute until onions are translucent. Do not allow to burn.
  • Add rice to the pot. Stir well to combine. Saute mixture for a few minutes until all liquid is absorbed. Adjust heat to medium-low.
  • Begin adding milk, a little at a time (1/4 - 1/2 cup or so), stirring constantly. Add milk in small amounts for about 20 minutes until rice has absorbed enough moisture to adequately cook through. If you have added all 4 cups of milk and your rice is still not cooked, continue, adding water. Taste and adjust salt. Stir in drained, rinsed chickpeas.
  • Serve to suit your tastes--perhaps topped with chopped cilantro, chopped fresh onions, tomatoes, cucumber, yogurt, raita, etc.