Step 1: 1. Boil about 4 cups of water and add salt to it.
Step 2: 2. Add the chunks and turn the gas off and leave the chunks in the water till they become twice their sizes.
Step 3: 3. Rinse the rice.
Step 4: 4. In a pressure cooker (or pot), heat some oil and add the chopped onions and some salt and fry till they are translucent.
Step 5: 5. Now add a pinch of tumeric powder and just mix it.
Step 6: 6. Add the tomatoes and red chilli powder and fry till they soften.
Step 7: 7. Add the red chilli paste and salt(if required).Saute till the oil separates.
Step 8: 8. Drain the water from the chunks and add the chunks to the gravy we made. Sauté well.
Step 9: 9. Now add the rice to it and mix well. Also add water enough to immerse the rice in it. Like 1cup rice=1and1/4 cups water for cooker and 1cup rice=1and1/2 cups water for pot.
Step 10: 10. Close the cooker and let it cook for two whistles and if you cooking in a pot then cover and cook for 10 mins on a med flame and check if cooked and all the water has evaporated. If not cook for 5 more minutes.
Step 11: 11. Serve for a complete meal.