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Masala rice
Masala Rice Recipe | How to make easy masala rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Masala rice recipe is a simple and delicious recipe that you can make within 30 minutes. This rice is perfect to serve with the chicken curry or with a simple raita. This rice is something in between biryani and pulao.
Course: Main Course, Rice
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Masala Rice
Servings: 3
Author: Pavani
  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Chopped tomatoes -2
  • Chapped onions -2
  • Green chillies -4
  • Cinnamon stick – ½ inch
  • Cardamom pods -2
  • Ginger garlic paste-1teaspoon
  • Bay leaves-2
  • Cloves-4
  • Turmeric powder-½teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves a hand full
  • Mint leaves a hand full
  • Ghee-1tablespoon
  • Oil-2tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Hot water-11/2 cup
  1. wash and soak the rice in water for at least 10minutes.Here I soaked the rice for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat a deep pan with ghee and oil. 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 chopped tomatoes along with turmeric powder, coriander leaves, mint leaves and sauté them for a minute.
  6. Cover and cook till the tomatoes are nicely mashed (don’t forget to stir in between otherwise masala will stick to the bottom of the pan)
  7. Drain the water from rice and slowly add the pan and mix gently, so that you don’t break the grains.
  8. Add 11/2 cup of water and season it with required salt and mix well.
  9. Close the lid and cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  10. Transfer the flavoured masala rice into a serving plate and enjoy with favourite curry or with raita.