Cumin Flavored Basmathi Rice

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Servings: 2 Preparation time:
  • Basmati Rice, Basmathi Rice Basmathi Rice (Wash well under water and soak in fresh water for 30 mins) – 1 Cup
  • Onions, Raw, Onion Onion (Sliced) – 1
  • Green Chillies, Chilies, Hot Chili, Green, Raw, Chilli, Chilly Green Chilies (Slit) – 6( or to taste)
  • Salt, Common Salt, Rock Salt, Table Salt Salt – to taste
  • Butter, (Clarified) Butter (Ghee) – 2 Tbsp
  • Cinnamon, Ground, Cinamon, Dalchini, Cinnamon Powder, Cinnamon Sticks Cinnamon – 1.5( inch piece)
  • Cardamom Powder, Cardamom Pd, Choti Elaichi, Cardamom, Cardamon, Elachi Cardamom- 2
  • Cumin Seed, Shahi Jeera, Nitu Didi cumin seed Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
  • Coriander Leaf Corriander, Cilantro Leaves, Green, Leaves, Parsley Leaves, Coriander Cilantro (finely Chopped) – 1 Tbsp

Instructions (Preparation Steps):

  • In a wide non- stick pan, add in ghee. Heat it on medium high, and when the ghee is melted and medium hot add in the cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  • Add in Cinnamon stick and cardamoms and fry for 15 secs.
  • Add green chilies. onions. Sprinkle some salt and cook till onion become tender.
  • Drain the water from the basmathi rice and add it to the pan, fry for 2 mins.
  • Add 1 1/2 Cups of water, salt. Mix well. Bring it to a boil.
  • Cover the pan and cook on medium heat for 7 mins.
  • Gently mix the rice, add in cilantro. Cover the pan and cook on LOW heat for 5 mins. Turn OFF the heat.
  • Serve this after resting in the pan for 5 mins with raitha or simple pickle and yogurt or any Indian Curry.

Cook's Tip:
Use buttermilk instead of butter to prepare a gravy
Its much easier to grind small cardamom if you add some sugar to it while grinding.
Whole cinnamon sticks gives a spicy aroma to food. Whole sticks are used and later removed. Ground cinnamon are normally used in baking.


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