Bagara Rice, also called as Bagara Annam or Bagara Khana is a traditional Hyderabadi style rice dish which is a great replacement for biryani or pulao. Here is how to make Bagara Rice Recipe.

Bagara Rice Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 304 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Bagara Rice, also called as Bagara Annam or Bagara Khana is a traditional Hyderabadi style rice dish which is a great replacement for biryani or pulao. Here is how to make Bagara Rice Recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 2-3 Green Cardamom
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 10-12 Cashew Nuts
  • 1 cup Onion Sliced
  • 3-4 Green Chillies Slit into half
  • 1 tsp Ginger Chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Mint Leaves Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander Chopped
  • 3 and 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice and soak in water for 30 minutes.

  2. Add ghee in a pan.

  3. Once the ghee is hot, add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf and let them crackle for a few seconds.

  4. Add cashew nuts and fry until they turn slightly brown.

  5. Add onion, green chilli, ginger and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes until onion is slightly browned.

  6. Now add mint leaves and coriander and saute for a minute.

  7. Add water, salt and lemon juice.

  8. Drain the rice and add it in the pan.

  9. Cover the pan and simmer the heat to low.

  10. Cook until rice is cooked and all the water is absorbed.

  11. Remove the pan from heat and let the rice rest for 5 minutes.

  12. Fluff the rice with a fork.

  13. Garnish with fried onions and serve hot

Recipe Notes

You can use any variety of rice if basmati is not available.

Water to rice ratio is very important to get best result. Please follow it as mentioned in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Bagara Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.