Easy to cook Masala Rice recipe

 

easy to cook masala rice recipe

Sarbari Basu

Ingredients:

Basmati rice: 500 gms

Bay leaves: 2

Asafoetida (hing): A pinch

Cooking oil: 3 tbsp

Ghee: 2 tbsp

Green chillies (slit): 3-4

Cumin (jeera): 2 tbsp

Coriander seeds (dhania): 1 tbsp

Cloves (laung): 4-5

Black pepper (kali mirch): 5-6 pearls

Star anise (chakr phool): 1

Turmeric powder (haldi powder): ½ tbsp (Optional)

Salt according to taste

Sugar: Optional

Method

For masala:

Heat a pan. Put 1 tbsp jeera, ½ tbsp dhania, cloves, black pepper, star anise and stir for a minute.

Remove from pan and grind the masala into a powder.

For rice:

Clean the rice and soak it in water for half-an-hour. Half cook the rice and strain it out.

masalaHeat a rice pan. Add oil and ghee. Add 1 tbsp jeera and ½ tbsp dhania. Put bay leaves and bring them to a crackle. Add the green chillies and Asafoetida (hing). Stir for a minute till the aroma comes out.

Add the half-cooked rice and stir. Add turmeric powder (optional), powdered masala, salt and sugar (optional) and close the lid and remove from heat. Keep the rice in steam for about 10 minutes. Remove the lid and your masala rice is ready. You may also add some coriander leaves to garnish.

Masala rice is best served with masala yoghurt/raita.

Read also: Masala chicken with capsicum

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