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.
Wash the rice and soak in water for 30 minutes.
Add ghee in a pan.
Once the ghee is hot, add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf and let them crackle for a few seconds.
Add cashew nuts and fry until they turn slightly brown.
Add onion, green chilli, ginger and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes until onion is slightly browned.
Now add mint leaves and coriander and saute for a minute.
Add water, salt and lemon juice.
Drain the rice and add it in the pan.
Cover the pan and simmer the heat to low.
Cook until rice is cooked and all the water is absorbed.
Remove the pan from heat and let the rice rest for 5 minutes.
Fluff the rice with a fork.
Garnish with fried onions and serve hot
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.