Bagara Rice Recipe | How to make Bagara Rice

Bagara Rice Recipe | How to make Bagara Rice

Bagara rice is a flavourful and delicious recipe from the Telangana cuisine. That goes perfect with any veg/non-veg gravy. You can make this simple and delicious recipe within 30 minutes.

This is a one-pot meal which is prepared by sautéing onion, green chillies with ginger garlic paste and then combining with rice and cooked on low flame for 10-15 minutes. Even you can make this bagara rice in a pressure cooker too.

Bagara Rice

 

Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge

By now my regular readers would have understood that I came again with another regional recipe for the Facebook group Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge. My partner for this month for Telangana cuisine Challenge is Priya Mahesh who blogs at at200deg.com. Do check her beautiful blog for delicious and mouthwatering recipes. She gave Ghee and cloves as my secret ingredients and I gave her coriander seeds and garlic as her secret ingredients.

Step by step pictures of making Bagara Rice Recipe

 

Ingredients:

Basmati rice – 1 cup

Chopped onions -2

Green chillies -4

Cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch

Cardamom pods -2

Ginger garlic paste-1tsp

Shah jeera -1tsp

Cashew nuts -4tbsp (optional)

Bay leaves-2

Cloves-4

Coriander leaves a hand full

Mint leaves a hand full

Ghee-4tbsp

Salt to taste

Hot water-11/2 cup

Bagara Rice

Preparation:

1.wash and soak the rice in water for at least 15 minutes. Here I soaked the rice for 30 minutes.

2. Heat a deep pan with ghee. Then add all spices and fry for a minute.

3. Next, add the chopped onions along with slit green chillies and sauté them till onion changes its colour.

4. After that add ginger garlic paste and fry a minute or until raw smell goes out.

5. Then add cashew nuts along with mint and coriander leaves and sauté them for a minute.

6. Drain the water from rice and slowly add the pan and mix gently, so that you don’t break the grains.

7. Add 11/2 cup of water and season it with required salt and mix well.

8. Close the lid and cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes or until rice is cooked.

9.Once it is cooked leave it aside for 10-15 minutes without opening the lid. Then gently puff the rice with a spoon or fork.

10. Transfer the flavoured bagara rice into a serving plate and enjoy with favourite curry.

11. Here my family and I enjoyed this delicious and flavourful rice with chicken curry and egg fry.

Bagara Rice

Note:

You can use oil instead of ghee or both oil and ghee together also.

Adjust the green chillies according to your taste.

 Few more rice recipes for you:

Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Paneer Pulao Recipe

Aloo Biryani Recipe

Pulihora Recipe

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Bagara Rice Recipe | How to make Bagara Rice

Bagara rice is a flavourful and delicious recipe from the Telangana cuisine. That goes perfect with any veg/non-veg gravy. You can make this simple and delicious recipe within 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Telangana
Keyword Bagara chawal, Bagara Khana, Bagara Rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Pavani

Ingredients

  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Chopped onions -2
  • Green chillies -4
  • Cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch
  • Cardamom pods -2
  • Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
  • Shah jeera -1tsp
  • Cashew nuts -4tbsp optional
  • Bay leaves-2
  • Cloves-4
  • Coriander leaves a hand full
  • Mint leaves a hand full
  • Ghee-4tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Hot water-11/2 cup

Instructions

  1. wash and soak the rice in water for at least 15 minutes. Here I soaked the rice for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a deep pan with ghee. Then add all spices and fry for a minute.
  3. Next, add the chopped onions along with slit green chillies and sauté them till onion changes its colour.
  4. After that add ginger garlic paste and fry a minute or until raw smell goes out.
  5. Then add cashew nuts along with mint and coriander leaves and sauté them for a minute.
  6. Drain the water from rice and slowly add the pan and mix gently, so that you don’t break the grains.
  7. Add 11/2 cup of water and season it with required salt and mix well.
  8. Close the lid and cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  9. Once it is cooked leave it aside for 10-15 minutes without opening the lid. Then gently puff the rice with a spoon or fork.

  10. Transfer the flavoured bagara rice into a serving plate and enjoy with favourite curry.

  11. Here my family and I enjoyed this delicious and flavourful rice with chicken curry and egg fry.

Recipe Notes

You can use oil instead of ghee or both oil and ghee together also.
Adjust the green chillies according to your taste.

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