Monday, March 7, 2011

Bagara Rice

Cook any non-vegetarian curry and not cook Bagara rice at our home! I guess it happened only when I made Biryani or fried rice. It is very simple and tasty rice dish.

Basmati rice- 2 cups
Shahjeera- 1tsp
Oil - 5tbsp
Onion -1
Cardamom -2
Cinnamon stick- small piece
Star Anise- 2
Ginger garlic paste- 1tsp
Pudina leaves(Mint leaves)- Half bunch
Salt- as per taste
Green chillies- 3-4
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Dhaniya powder - 1tsp
Bay leaves - 3-4
Water - 3cups (1.5 cups for 1 cup of basmati rice)

Heat oil in a pan add Shahjeera, Cardamom, Cloves, Cinnamon stick, bay leaves and Star anise.

Add Julienne style cut onions and green chillies.

Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute

Add pudina leaves and fry till they are cooked.

Add garam masala and dhaniya powder.

Wash basmati rice and add water, salt and the above mixture.

Tip:I was told a tip on how to correctly add salt when cooking rice. Add the mix to rice and then add salt. Taste the drop of water and it should taste like tear drop.

I usually cook rice in Electric cooker but you can cook the rice any way you want.

Mix the rice couple of times while cooking.

Garnish with Cilantro.

Enjoy with anynon-vegeterian dish/Raita/Bagara Baingan