Bagara Rice | Flavoured Rice || How to Make Bagara Rice with step-by-step photos
Bagara Rice is a flavorful version of rice made with Basmati rice and fried onion. This recipe is from the popular Hyderabadi Cuisine from India. Which is known for its unique rich flavored vegetarian dishes? This cuisine has got influenced Arab, Mughal, and Indian cuisine.
The Bagara rice recipe is so simple and easy to make and still tastes like made by a professional chef. This is not much popular in regular Pakistani restaurants You don’t need to search for Pakistani restaurants to eat this food as you can make it by yourself in your kitchen. In the comfort adjust the flavors to your preferences. Bagara rice with sprinkled fried onions on the top…yummm..without any further thinking, I can surrender myself.
I bet you this rice could be a better dish for a weeknight dinner. The perfect Bagara rice combination curry would be Bagara Baingan or this Instant pot potato curry. Bagara Khana would be awesome to eat with chicken curry or mutton curry. And other side dishes for this simple bagara rice are bagara baingan Mirchi ka salan and tomato chutney
What is Bagara Rice?
Bagara Rice recipe is a less spicy version of Biryani-without vegetables, meat, or masalas. Which is also called bagara khana or bagara chawal in Pakistan known for its Mughal cuisine. If you are running out of time or wish to make simpler everyday food, then this recipe might be your best choice.
Though it is simpler to make, it is equally as good as Biryani. A spicier accompanied side dish elevates the flavor of this Bagara Rice. It gives the full satisfying feeling of having special biryani still made in a vegan way.
- To make the perfect recipe soak the rice at least for 2 hours
- Pour water equal to the rice quantity
- Long grain rice is the best for using bagara rice
- For enhancing an aromatic taste can be cooked rice in pure ghee/banaspati ghee
- To give a nice brownish color to rice fry the onion until turns to golden brown color
Firstly wash the rice thoroughly under running water, soak it for 2 hours keep aside
Take all ingredients and prepare all veggies
Boil 2.5 cups of water in a saucepan for 2 ½ cups of rice
Note: if your rice isn’t enough soaked then you use 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of rice
Then add ginger garlic paste sauté it for a minute then add 2 tbsp water, Stir it now add black peppercorn, cumin seeds, cinnamon, bay leaf, green cardamom, and salt
Stir it for a minute then add the drained rice and stir it well until the aroma arose. Then add coriander leaves and green chili mix them slightly, now add hot and boiled water, stir to mix well, and cover the lid
Simmer the rice over a very low flame for 10 minutes. then turn off the flame
Now Bagara Rice is ready. transfer to the serving dish
Bagara Rice is a flavorful version of rice made with Basmati rice and fried onion. This recipe is from popular Hyderabadi Cuisine from India
- 500g,2 ½ cup basmati rice soaked in water for 2 hours
- 50g, onion thin slices
- ½ tsp, black peppercorn
- 1 tsp.black cumin seeds
- Salt to taste
- 1 stick, of cinnamon
- 2, cloves
- 2, green cardamom
- 1, bay leaf
- ¼ piece, star anise
- 1 tbsp, coriander leaves finely chopped
- 3-4, green chilies
- 1 tsp, ginger garlic paste freshly ground
- 50g, ghee/oil
- ½ cup, homemade fried brown onions for garnishing
How to make Bagara Rice?
- Add ghee and heat it
- Now add onion slices and fry them until light golden brown
- Then add ginger garlic paste sauté it for a minute then add 2 tbsp water
- Stir it now add black peppercorn, cumin seeds, cinnamon, bay leaf, green cardamom, and salt
- Stir it for a minute then add the drained rice and stir it well until the aroma arose
- Then add coriander leaves and green chili and mix them slightly
- Now add hot and boiled water
- Stir to mix well and cover the lid
- Let it cook until pits/holes started appearing on top of the rice
- Now reduce the flame to low and sprinkle fried brown onion on top of the rice
- Simmer the rice over a very low flame for 10 minutes
- Then turn off the flame
- Now Bagara Rice is ready. transfer to the serving dish
- Bagara rice can be served with salad, curry, dal, and raita
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