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India, especially Punjab is well known for its aromatic, long-grained basmati rice. A treat for the senses, aged basmati rice is to be gently handled and cooked with care. Use the authentic Terragreens Basmati Rice to make these delicious recipes. Enjoy !!

Gatte ke Chawal: This recipe comes straight from the dry regions of Rajasthan. Pair it with thick curd and relish.

For the Gatte
1 cup besan
2 tbsp oil
Sp tsp jeera
Sp tsp chili powder
Sp tsp turmeric powder
Sp tsp coarsely ground coriander seeds
Salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients and make dough. Roll out in ½ "thick rolls. Heat 4 cups of water in a large pan. Add rolls to boiling water and cook till they begin to float in top for 4-5 minutes. Drain in a sieve. Cool and cut into ½ cm thick rounds.

For the Rice
1 cup Rice – Washed and soaked for ½ an hr.
4 cups water
1 cup fried onion
Salt to taste
Heat water with salt in it. Add rice and cook till it's just done. Drain. Cook covered on a slow flame for 2 minutes. Fluff up.

For the Bagar:
2 tbsp oil
Sp tsp jeera
Sp tsp turmeric powder
Sp tsp chili powder
1 tbsp Kasuri Methi

Heat oil. Add jeera and the spices. Add gatte and coat well. Add Kasuri methi and the rice. Toss until well mixed. Serve with thick curd and papad.

Mexican Basmati Rice Salad: Here's a recipe which is a meal in a bowl. A cold rice salad which is apt for hot summers.

1 cup basmati rice – cooked & cooled
½ cup rajma – boiled & drained
Corn cup corn kernels – boiled & drained
Caps green capsicum – chopped fine
Caps red capsicum – chopped fine
Caps yellow capsicum – chopped fine
1 firm tomato – deseeded & chopped fine
1 onion – chopped fine
1 tbsp olive oil
3-4 garlic cloves – finely chopped
1 tbsp red chili flakes

For the dressing:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp mustard sauce
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp lime zest
Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients of the dressing and whisk well. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil, add garlic and chili flakes and sauté for 2 minutes. Add onions and fry till pink and translucent. Mix all the ingredients and toss gently.

Top with a crusty element:
½ cup maida
Ma cup maize flour
Sp tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
Sp tsp sugar
Sp tsp chili powder
2 tbsp tomato puree (optional)
Oil for frying

Combine all the ingredients and make firm dough. Let it rest for 15 minutes. Divide into six balls and roll out thin rounds. Cut into triangles and deep fry in medium hot oil until done. Remove excess oil. Serve with the Salad for a complete meal.

Aromatic Biryani: This biryani recipe showcases the aroma of long grained basmati rice and is easy too !!

2 cups Basmati Rice
1.5 cups sour curd
1 cup cauliflower
10-12 beans, cut into strips
1 carrot, cut into strips
1 potato, cut into strips
2 onions, finely chopped
½ tbsp ginger garlic paste
3 tbsp oil
Sp tsp jeera
Sp tsp turmeric powder
Sp tsp red chili powder
Sp tsp garam masala
½ cup mint, finely chopped
Fresh cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
Brown cup browned onions
3 cloves
1-inch black cinnamon
1 tej patta
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

Boil rice with salt and whole spices in enough water. Drain water when al dente. In a heavy bottom pan, heat 3 tbsp oil and add jeera. Fry ginger garlic paste for 2 minutes and add onions. Fry till brown. Add all the veggies and cook till just done. Add curd and all the powder spices. Cook till thick. Add mint and coriander after turning off the gas.

In a greased ovenproof dish, spoon in the vegetable layer and spread evenly. Add half the rice and make an even layer. Then, repeat. Pour over the lemon juice and cover. Top with halved of boiled eggs (optional). Bake in a hot oven, covered for 15 minutes and serve immediately.

Beetroot Brown Rice: For health lovers, this tasty dish is what will keep you going !!

1 beetroot peeled & grated

1 onion finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 green chili chopped
1 cup basmati brown rice, soaked for 2-3 hours
2 cups water
Mint leaves to garnish
1 tbsp ghee
Sp tsp jeera
Salt to taste

In a cooker, heat ghee, crackle jeera. Add onions and fry till pink and soft. Add ginger garlic paste and fry. Add chopped beetroot, drained rice, water, and salt. Cook for 15 minutes till just done. Fluff up with the fork. Garnish with mint leaves and serve hot.

Bring Out the Flavor of Basmati Rice With These Dishes

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