Updated: Aug 2, 2020
Preparation and Cooking time: 1 hour 35 Minutes: Serves 4
1 Cup Basmati Rice
1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
¼ tsp asafoetida
1 Red Chilli
3 Green Cardamom Pods
2 Pieces of Cinnamon
1 tsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
1 tsp Oil
½ tsp Salt
Wash the rice, then soak for 1 hour in water and strain them in a sieve.
Heat the oil and ghee at a low heat adding the bay leaf, red chilli, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and sauté for a minute, then add the cumin seeds and asafoetida till it crackles.
Now add the rice, sauté for a minute or two so that the rice is coated with the oil.
Add 2 cups of water and salt, stir the rice and bring it to boil, then simmer on a low heat for 10-15 minutes with the lid on.
Make sure the rice is nice and fluffy.