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Yellow Rice


This is the first time that I prepared this aromatic yellow rice at home. This is a simple rice dish with a great blend of spices. The first time I read the recipe I felt it was closer to lemon rice, minus tangy taste. But when I made this I really enjoyed its delicate and unique flavor -the aroma of spices,roasted cumin and coconut. I added green peas quite generously ( gave a greenish yellow color to my rice) as my sunny boy loves it. It is just optional. Here comes the recipe.

Ingredients
Basmathi Rice- 2 cups
Green peas- 1 cup
Salt to taste
Water- 4 1/2 cups

Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilly -2
Green Chilly-2
Onion- 1/2 an onion
Cinnamon stick- 2 two inch piece
Clove- 4-5
Cardamon- 3
Black Jeera- a pinch
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Hing- 1/3 tsp
Ginger chopped- 11/2 tsp
Dry coconut- 2 tsp
Coriander leaves
Ghee- 1/2 tsp
Oil


Cook rice in four and half cups of water along with green peas, salt till all the water is evaporated.

Heat oil in a pan and add ginger and dry red chilly saute till the raw flavor disappears. Add in coconut whole garam masalas and cumin and saute till the coconut gets a golden color. Add onions and green chillies and fry till it becomes golden color. Now add turmeric and hing and after a few seconds the rice and evenly coat the masala. Finally add half tsp of ghee and garnish with coriander leaves. It goes well with any spicy curry.

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Try this..


Hope you will all enjoy..

Comments

  1. nice recipe....i like the fries beside too...

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  2. Looks very yummy, full of flavours. Love to have this for lunch.

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  3. Yellow rice looks so tempting and delicious.. perfect click !!

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  4. Nice and flavourful..and lovely presentation suja..

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  5. wow yellow rice looks soooo yummyyyyy

    and congrats on ur award dear....

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  6. Thats a new one...yellow rice without the lemon..must try it sometime

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  7. This yellow rice is very similar to our Pulao in bengal..though the spices we use is little bit less than your recipe....

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  8. Lovely rice. I'm sure it would have tasted so good with all the flavors !!

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  9. Reading the recipe, i can see what you say by flavorful rice prep chechi, looks yummy with that beautiful yellow color....

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  10. beautiful yellow rice ...looks so delicious ...lovely click too ...congrats suja on ur awards

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  11. Tempting recipe. I like those brinjal fries too.

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  12. delicious rice,loved the colour too..:)

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  13. Beautiful color, looks so delicious dear...

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  14. Awesome rice, looks simply super delicious..

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  15. Lovely and yummy.. Awesome click too..

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  16. Lovely ! Simple and flavorful rice

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  17. Yellow Rice looks so inviting. Brinjal Fries have very well complimented with it.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  18. lovely rice, congrats on your award dear

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  19. Beautiful n so flavorful..Congrats on the award dear..well deserved :)

    US Masala

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  20. Wonderful and tempting looking rice. Feel like having it now. Very beautiful presentation.

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  21. hai dear....i missed many of your recipes.....i will be tryiong your eggplant fry........yellow rice is super....

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  22. Thanks for stooping by my blog Suja, love being here...congrats for your award and gorgeous yellow rice :)

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  23. Yummy yellow rice.Congrats on ur awrad.

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  24. Tempting Pic suja, simple and delicious rice :) Congrats for ur award !! Keep rocking more !!

    Hi priya,

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  25. oh i love this..looks so perfect and yummy!!!

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  26. Simple and delicious rice!! Loved that beautiful yellow color..Congrats on your award..Wishing you many more..

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  27. Nice presentation! thanks for sharing.

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  28. Lovely...and looks real tempting...

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  29. For one second I thought it is lemon rice

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  30. Thanks all for stopping by and the lovely comments:)

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