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bagara rice recipe

bagara rice recipe hyderabadi, bagara khana

yummy indian kitchen
An aromatic rice recipe made with whole spices and onion tempering.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Rice
Cuisine Andhra/South Indian, Hyderabadi
Servings 2
Calories 929 kcal


  • 4 tablespoon oil (olive or vegetable or any edible oil)
  • 2 cloves (loung)
  • 1 small cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 1 cardamom (elaichi)
  • ¼ teaspoon shahi zeera (black cumin)
  • 1 medium size onion, finely sliced
  • 3 slit green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 4 mint leaves
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups basmati rice (soaked for 25 to 30 minutes)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extracted juice


  • Take a cooking pot, add oil and heat it.
  • Add whole spices such as cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, shahi zeera and saute for few seconds.
  • Add sliced onions and saute until they turn slight brown or pinkish in color.
  • Add slit green chilies, chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves and mix.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few minutes.
  • Add 4 cups water into it.
  • Add salt as per taste and also add lemon extracted juice.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add soaked basmati rice into it and give a stir.
  • Cook on medium flame.
  • Let all the water absorb and keep stirring in between.
  • Once the water is absorbed reduce the heat to low.
  • Give a mix, cover the lid tightly.
  • Put on dum for 3-4 minutes until the rice is completely cooked.
  • Switch off the flame and serve hot.


  • Additional ingredients such as garam masala powder can be added.
  • Some prefer the color of the rice to be dark brown and in that case the onions have to be made into golden color and if less color in rice is preferred then just saute them until pinkish color.
  • If ordinary rice is used then no need to soak but if one wishes to soak then do it for 5 to 10 minutes.


Nutrition Facts
bagara rice recipe hyderabadi, bagara khana
Amount Per Serving
Calories 929 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 213mg6%
Carbohydrates 149g50%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Calcium 66mg7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.