bagara rice recipe | bagara khana recipe | hyderabadi bagara chawal

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bagara rice recipe | bagara khana recipe | hyderabadi bagara chawal with detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and simple flavoured rice recipe from the popular hyderabadi cuisine. it is a simple pulao like a recipe without adding vegetables with a generous amount of pudina (mint) and coriander leaves. traditionally the dish is served with choice of meat-based curries like mutton korma or chicken curry, but can also be served with vegetable stew or veg kurma.
bagara rice recipebagara rice recipe | bagara khana recipe | hyderabadi bagara chawal with step by step photo and video recipe. hyderabadi cuisine is known for its spice and flavour used in its curry or rice-based recipes. the traditional hyderabadi cuisine is one such example which is packed with spices and also disappoint you with its flavour. however, there are other simple rice recipes too like bagara rice recipe made with just dry spices and herbs.

well, for many who are not familiar with hyderabadi cuisine, may be overwhelmed with the recipe name. you may think it could be one of the complicated rice recipes. to clear the confusion, i would say this is a simple pulao recipe with aromatic and flavoured dry spices and without any vegetables. this is typically made during festival seasons or celebration feast. in such feast, it is typically served with a spicy curry (preferably coconut or peanut-based meat curry). both are mixed well and consumed together, very similar to ghee rice and vegetable kurma combination. but i make it for my weekend meal and serve it with simple and thick dal recipe. my personal favourite combination is yellow dal tadka and maa ki dal, but it certainly tastes great with other dal variants too.

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anyway, before wrapping up the recipe, i would like to add some tips, suggestions and variations to bagara chawal recipe. firstly, the recipe is generally made on the stovetop by cooking soaked rice in a kadai or pan. well, it can be time-consuming if you are in a rush, so you can pressure cook for 2-3 whistles based on your cooker. moreover, you can also attempt the same recipe with cooked rice and stir fry with some spices if you have leftover rice. secondly, the word bagara means tempering and it has to be done with ghee. do not compromise with the quantity and be generous while adding ghee to your kadai. lastly, the dish should always be served hot and warm it or microwave it if it is cold. ensure to sprinkle some water before reheating it as it may turn dry otherwise.

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bagara rice recipe

bagara rice recipe | bagara khana recipe | hyderabadi bagara chawal

4 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
AUTHOR: HEBBARS KITCHEN
Course: rice
Cuisine: hyderabadi
Keyword: bagara rice recipe
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 2 bay leaf / tej patta
  • ½ tsp shah jeera
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 pod cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 mace / javitri
  • 4 clove
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 chilli, slit
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp mint / pudina, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 20 minutes
  • 2 cup water
  • ¾ tsp salt

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee.
  • add saute 2 bay leaf, ½ tsp shah jeera, 1 star anise, 3 pod cardamom, 1 black cardamom, 1 mace, 4 clove and 1 inch cinnamon.
  • now add 1 onion and saute well.
  • further add 2 chilli, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp garlic paste and saute until onions turn golden brown.
  • additionally, add 2 tbsp mint, 2 tbsp coriander and saute until it turns aromatic.
  • keeping the flame on low, add 1 cup basmati rice and saute for 2 minutes without breaking rice.
  • now add 2 cup water and ¾ tsp salt. mix well.
  • cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • after 10 minutes, give a gentle mix making sure water is absorbed and is moist.
  • cover and simmer for 10 more minutes, or until rice is cooked completely.
  • finally, bagara rice recipe is ready to be enjoyed with biryani gravy.
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how to make bagara rice with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee.
  2. add saute 2 bay leaf, ½ tsp shah jeera, 1 star anise, 3 pod cardamom, 1 black cardamom, 1 mace, 4 clove and 1 inch cinnamon.
  3. now add 1 onion and saute well.
  4. further add 2 chilli, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp garlic paste and saute until onions turn golden brown.
  5. additionally, add 2 tbsp mint, 2 tbsp coriander and saute until it turns aromatic.
  6. keeping the flame on low, add 1 cup basmati rice and saute for 2 minutes without breaking rice.
  7. now add 2 cup water and ¾ tsp salt. mix well.
  8. cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. after 10 minutes, give a gentle mix making sure water is absorbed and is moist.
  10. cover and simmer for 10 more minutes, or until rice is cooked completely.
  11. finally, bagara rice recipe is ready to be enjoyed with biryani gravy.
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notes:

  • firstly, the rice tastes great with spicy curry.
  • also, increase the amount of pudina and coriander for greater flavour.
  • additionally, adding spices makes rice flavourful. so make sure not to compromise with it.
  • finally, bagara rice recipe tastes great when served after 30 minutes.
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