• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy
This recipe is best with
Anchor Unsalted Butter

Recipe Ingredient

  • Ghee (clarified butter)/margarine
  • 2 tbsp Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp bay leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • 4-6 cardamom pods
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, 5-cm (2-in) lengths each
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3 green chillies, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 400g (14 oz) Basmati rice, washed and drained
  • 625 ml (20 fl oz/2½ cups)water
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat ghee/margarine in a pot and fry cumin until it changes colour.
  2. Then, add turmeric powder, bay leaves, cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon. Fry until fragrant.
  3. Add onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  4. Cook over medium heat for one minute then add tomato.
  5. Add drained rice and mix until well-coated.
  6. Add water, salt and cook until all the water is fully absorbed.
  7. Cover pot and cook over low heat for another 5-7 minutes or until rice is done. Serve.
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