• 1 cup long grained rice
  • 2 tbsp  oil/ghee
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds(jeera) OR carawayseeds (shahijeera)
  • Khada Masala(1bayleaf,a piece of cinnamon,5 to 6 cloves, 6 to 8 black pepper, 1 badi/masala elaichi, 2 strands mace)
  • Salt to taste
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish
  • Wash the rice well at least thrice to get rod of excess starch and soak the rice for 20 minutes. Drain excess water and keep aside. Boil water to which a tsp of oil is added. When the water starts boiling add rice and cook till the rice is soft but firm.
  •  Drain the excess water in a container and keep the rice on a flat plate. Separate the cooked rice graind with a fork and keep aside.
  • In a nonstick/ceramic pan heat oil/ghee add bayleaf, badi elaichi, cloves, cinnamon and black pepper and mace. Then add cumin seeds or caraway seeds. When they crackle add the cooked rice, salt and saute well.
  • Finally garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with dal of your choice.
  • The water that is drained after the rice is cooked should be consumed with a pinch of salt as it is highly nutritious. Do not dispose the water.