Monday, March 29, 2010

Bhagara Rice/vegetable Rice

I really dont know why it is called Bhagara rice in hyderabad or my home. I have modifed the way mom cooks to make it more simpler and faster. This recipe is good when you want your other masaledar dishes to shine and takes long time to cook or you just want something easy on the stomach. For me this comes in handy when i want to cook a meal quick and light especially in summer and have raitha as a side dish or accomplishment. This can be severed along with chicken or vegetable kurma


Dry Masala
Bay leaves                                        - 2-3
Badi/Big Elachi(cardamom)               - 3-4
chotti/small/green Elachi(cardamom)  - 3-4
Cinamom/dal chini                            - 2 inche piece
Cloves/Lavang                                 - 6-7

Jeera(cumin)                                     -1 tsp
Basmathi Rice                                  - 1 cup
Mixed Veggies                                 - 2 cups
Onions                                             - 1 Medium chopped
green chillies                                     - 6-10(based on ur heat level)
ginger garlic paste                             - 1 tsp
oil/ghee                                            - 2 tbls

lime juice                                         - 2 tsps(optional)

Salt to taste




Wash and soak the Rice first and then start preparing the rest
I have made this with peas and carrots you can also use beans mushrooms, capsicum,cauliflower..etc
chop the onions and slit the green chillies, remember you have the raitha or any of the kurmas to go with this dish, incase you want to have the rice as is then increase the chillies
In a Kadai/Pot heat the 1 tbsp of ghee/oil
Add the Dry Masala let it splutter
Add the green chillies,onions, ginger galic paste and the veggies and cook for 2-3 mins, take and keep aside or transfer to Rice cooker or the pot in which you cook your rice in the same kadai add the remaining ghee/oil add the Jeera/cumin let it splutter, Now drain the water and add the rice, let it roast for some can smell the basmati rice

this step is added so that your rice does not stick after its cooked...its still fluffy

Added to the rice cooker add salt to taste and cook
I add about 1.4 measures of water to one measure of rice to cook in my rice cooker(your's might be different)

Serve it with raitha or kurma or have it as is :)
You can substitue nay other short grain rice like sona masuri instead of basmathi rice

Recipe By: Brinda
Posted By: Brinda

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