Wash rice well
and leave to drain and dry.
thinly, keeping them uniform in thickness.
turmeric over onions and mix lightly.
Heat oil in a
medium-size saucepan and fry onions until brown.
Remove 2/3 of
the onions and set aside for garnish.
Add rice to pan
and stir until it is well mixed with the oil.
Add water and
salt, stir well and bring to the boil.
Turn heat very
low, cover tightly and cook for 20 minutes by which time the rice should
be cooked and the water completely absorbed.
like a crust on the rice.
To encourage a
crust to form, leave the rice on low heat for 5-10 minutes longer until
a slight crackling sound is heard.
garnished with fried onion and accompanied by the sesame seed lightly
bruised and mixed with a little salt.
generally served as a dish by itself, not with curries.