Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Methi Bagara Rice

This rec pie was made on one of my cousins engagement, I liked is so much that I tried it the very next day, and it came out really nice. Hope you all will like it too :)


1. 2 tbsp kasoori methi
2. 2 cups of basmathi rice
3. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
4. 2 bay leafs
5. 4 cloves
6. 2 cardamom
7. 2 sticks of cinnamon
8. 1 tsp of shahi jeera
9. 3 tbsp of oil
10. salt to taste
11. 3 green chillies


1. Wash the rice, soak it in water and keep it aside.
2. Heat oil add bay leafs, cloves, cardamon, cinnamon and shahi jeera, let it fry for 2 mins.
3. Add onions and fry till translucent.
4. Add kasoori methi and ginergarlic paste and fry for 2 more mins.
5. Add salt and 3 cups of water ( it goes this way, for every cup of rice, I use 1 1/2 cups of water).
6. Let the water boil, then strain the water in which rice was soaked, now add this only rice(no water) to the boiling water.
7. Cook for 5 mins on medium high flame and then simmer it with lid on.
8. Switch off the stove after five mins or till u think the rice is cooked.

Mirchi-ka-salan,Raita,bagara-baingan, mutton curry...

Kitchen Notes: All quantities are approx., changes should be made according to the taste.
Recipe Source: own creation.

This is my entry for Masala Magic: Andhra Cuisine – Regional Cuisines of India May 2007.

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Blogger Asha said...

Looks great,I haven't tried this rice before.Thanks H!:))
Are you sending this to Latha for RCI Andhra?

3:01 PM  
Anonymous nalini said...

First time commenting here. The rice looks yummy!! I guess it must be one of Hyderabad's specials!!

3:40 PM  
Blogger Roopa said...

first time here! nice recipe very differnt from what we make of methi vangi bhath!
AS asha said send it for RCI

7:01 PM  
Blogger Hyderabadi's said...

Asha as u said I will send the entry today, and thank you like always :)

Nalini, thank you for visiting, no this is not an Hyderabadi speciality, but was made in one of the parties.

Thanks roopa for visiting, sure I will send it today.

Thanku all for encouraging..

7:11 PM  
Blogger DEEPA said...

nice one ...simple one ....thks for sharing

8:52 AM  
Blogger swapna said...

the rice looks so tasty and simple too.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Sharmi said...

lovely recipe. what does the word bagara mean? just curious!

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many onions does one need and how should they be prepared? Onions are listed in step 3 but not in the ingredients.I'm guessing one onion finely chopped. Can you confirm?

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is very nice of you for helping the people who doesn't know how to cook. This is the first time I am giving feedback for someone.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous kaaki said...

firstly whats the deal with the onions u dont mentions onions and then u do in the cooking method and then u mention green chillies there and then u dont tell what do do with it while cook??? supposed stick them up somehere after i cook the rice???

4:46 PM  

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