Hyderabadi cuisine is a princely legacy of the Nizams of Hyderabad, India.
Bagara rice or bagara khana is a spiced rice delicacy of Hyderabad, India. The most simple and easy to cook rice dishes of India. This dish tastes much better when prepared using basmati rice. A best substitute for those people who dont eat non -veg biryanis but at the same time want to enjoy the pleasure of eating biryani
Basmati rice 2 cups
Cinnamon 2 small
Bay leaves 2
Shahi jeera 1 tbsp
Onion 1 big
Green chillies 2
Curry leaves 8-10
Pudina leaves 10-12
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Oil + ghee - 3 tbsp
water - 4 cups
Salt as per taste
1.Wash and soak the rice for for 30 min.Drain & keep aside.
2.Heat oil+ ghee .Add shah jeera,cloves,cinnamon,bay leaves,cashews and fry till cashews are very light brown , Next add curry leaves.
3.Saute for a minute and add onions and green chillies .cook until onions turn brown.this takes 5-10 minutes.
4.Add mint and ginger garlic paste and saute till the ginger garlic leaves its raw smell.
5.Add soaked rice & saute for a minute .Add 4 cups water.Cook rice on high flame .
6.When water is about to absorb ,Close the lid and cook the rice for about 10 mins on low flame. Check & cook till done.
7.It is mild flavoured rice and goes with any spicy curry.I had served this with butter chicken & tandoori roti