Chilli Cumin Rice

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Submitted: June 18, 2014
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Preparation Time: 10-15 mins
Cooking Time: 10-15 mins
Servings: 4 | 100 kcal

Chilli cumin rice is a simple and mild spicy rice dish, where rice is flavoured with red chillies and cumin seeds.

Required ingredients

  • 2 cups bastmati rice
  • ½ small onion – sliced
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 dry red chillies
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • Salt
  • 4 cups of hot water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp clarified butter or ghee

Directions & How to

  • Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  • Deseed  red chillies and cut into very small pieces. Soak it in vinegar for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a large pan, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add onion and fry till it turns translucent. Add rice, pour hot water, add salt and cook it till the water absorbs.
  • In the mean time, in a small pan, heat ghee, when it smokes, remove the flame and add drained chillies, when it browns and leaves a nice aroma pour it evenly over the rice. Seal the rice pan with a foil paper, cover the lid and let it cook on the slowest flame for around 7-8 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

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