Basmathi rice – 1 cup

Ghee – 1 1/2 tsp

Oil – 1/2 tsp

Cloves – 10

Cardamom- 3

Cinnamon – 1 inch piece

Bay leaves -2

Star anise (  anasa puvvu) -1

Mace ( Javithri) – 1 blade

Green chilles – 4 cut into two pieces

Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Water – 1 1/2 cups


  1. Wash basmathi rice 3 to 4 times and then soak with enough water for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes, drain off all the excess water.
  3. Heat ghee and oil in a pan .Add all the spices one by one except green chilles and ginger garlic paste.
  4. Fry for a minute , reduce the flame and add  the green chilles and ginger garlic paste.
  5. Stir fry for two minutes till the raw smell goes away .
  6. Add water and salt  mix well. Put the drained rice to the boiling water.
  7. Cook on a slow flame till the rice is done.


This rice goes very well with any veg or non-veg gravies.






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