1 cup White Rice(Preferred Sona Masuri / Basmathi)
1.5 cup finely chopped Spinach leaves / Palak soppu
1/4 cup finely chopped Mint leaves / Pudina soppu
1/4 cup finely chopped Coriander leaves / Kottambari soppu
1/4 cup frozen Green Peas / cooked Green Peas
3-4 Black Pepper / Kaalu Menasu / Kari Menasu
3/4 inch sized Cinnamon / Chekke
1 Clove / Lavanaga
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeerige
2 cloves of Garlic / Bellulli
Small piece of Ginger / Shunti
1 medium sized Onion ( 1/2 for Masala, 1/2 for Frying)
2 - 3 Green Chillies
Pinch of Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
3-4 tsp Oil / Ghee
Put this mixture in a blender and grind them into smooth paste as shown in the picture below.
Chop the remaining half onion into medium sized thin pieces as shown in the picture below.
Serve hot along with any fried items or Raitha.