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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.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Telangana
Servings: 4
Author: Pavani


  • Saucepan
  • Spatula


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Chopped onions -2
  • Green chillies -4
  • Cinnamon stick – ½ 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


  • wash and soak the rice in water for at least 15 minutes. Here I soaked the rice for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a deep pan with ghee. Then add all spices and fry for a minute.
  • Next, add the chopped onions along with slit green chillies and sauté them till onion changes its colour.
  • After that add ginger garlic paste and fry a minute or until raw smell goes out.
  • Then add cashew nuts along with mint and coriander leaves and sauté them for a minute.
  • Drain the water from rice and slowly add the pan and mix gently, so that you don’t break the grains.
  • Add 11/2 cup of water and season it with required salt and mix well.
  • Close the lid and cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  • 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.
  • Transfer the flavoured bagara rice into a serving plate and enjoy with favourite curry.
  • Here my family and I enjoyed this delicious and flavourful rice with chicken curry and egg fry.


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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