10 Best Basmati Rice Recipes

Love Basmati Rice? Then try these Basmati Rice Recipes – A collection of easy, nonsticky, and delicious Indian basmati rice recipes with step-by-step photos.

Basmati Rice – One of the most humble starchy things! The dishes you can make with these long grain rice are countless. They are one of the most versatile ingredients in the Indian kitchen. They find their place on most special occasions, parties, and weekends.

Before diving into the recipes, let’s start with the basics. Basmati Rice is a unique variety of rice that grows primarily in the Indian subcontinent and certain regions in Pakistan. It is known for its slender grains, which elongate and separate beautifully when cooked. The grains are aged for a specific period to enhance their flavor and aroma. When shopping for Basmati Rice, look for a reputable brand that ensures quality and is aged for at least 2 years.

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About Basmati Rice Recipes

The collection of Basmati Rice recipes offers a wide array of delectable dishes that can tantalize the taste buds and satisfy cravings. Basmati Rice, known for its long, slender grains and distinct aroma, forms the foundation of these mouthwatering recipes.

My son is a big fan of basmati rice and enjoys it in any form. So, I love experimenting with new recipes and ways to incorporate vegetables and protein in the rice.

Well, there you go… Bookmark or pin these amazing basmati rice recipes and get currying. Make those paneer nights happen in your very own kitchen…

1. Plain Basmati Rice Recipe

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Basmati Rice, renowned for its long, slender grains and distinct aroma, holds a special place in the culinary world. Cooking Basmati Rice to perfection is both an art and a science. Achieving the desired fluffy texture and individual grain separation requires attention to detail.

With this Basmati Rice recipe, learn how to cook basmati rice with the absorption method that will give perfectly cooked fluffy, non-sticky, long grains, and each grain separate. Step-by-step instructions will make this the best and easiest method to cook rice on a stovetop.

2. Jeera Rice Recipe

Jeera Rice, also known as Cumin Rice, is a delightful and aromatic dish that hails from the Indian subcontinent. This flavorful rice preparation is infused with the warm and earthy essence of cumin seeds, adding a distinctive and enticing flavor to every grain.

Are you craving the aromatic and flavorful Jeera Rice that you enjoy at your favorite Indian restaurants? Look no further! In this essay, we will explore a restaurant-style Jeera Rice recipe that will transport you to the world of delectable flavors and fragrant spices. Get ready to recreate this classic dish in the comfort of your own kitchen!

3. Masala Vegetable Pulao

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Masala Vegetable Pulao is a flavorful one-pot dish that is ideal when one does not want to cook an elaborate meal. The best part of this delicious veg pulao dish is, that you can serve it with or without any sides. Bursting with colorful vegetables, fragrant spices, and perfectly cooked long-grain rice.

This recipe’s step-by-step photos will show you how to make perfect non-sticky veg pulao rice at home.

4. Coriander Vegetable Pulao

Coriander Vegetable Pulao is a scrumptious twist to the classic veg pulao that is loaded with flavors of coriander and a subtle hint of whole spices. As the name says, it is a rice dish where basmati rice is cooked with aromatic whole spices, vegetables of choice, and freshly made green paste.

A recipe with step-by-step pics and tips will help you make the best pulao with long and non-sticky rice grains.

5. Function style Veg Pulao (White Pulao)

Function-style Veg Pulao is a fragrant and mildly spiced rice dish. This vegetable pulao is a complete meal in itself and does not need any side dish. But you can pair it with raita or any rich curry of your choice.

This detailed step-by-step recipe post will teach you how to make the perfect function style veg pulao at home with basic pantry ingredients.

6. Tawa Pulao

Mumbai Tawa Pulao, is one of the iconic Indian street foods in Mumbai. It is a distinctive pulao, made of cooked basmati rice and vegetables sauteed in a masala that has a secret ingredient.

Tawa pulao is a popular and scrumptious rice dish from the street foods of Mumbai. It is a spiced vegetarian rice dish made by stir-frying cooked rice and selected veggies on a large flat griddle.

7. Tomato Pulao

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Tomato Pulao Recipe is yet another easy one-pot meal that you make in a matter of a few minutes. It is a flavorful and delicious tomato-based rice dish. This rice dish is mostly served for lunch with raita and papad.

The Tomato Pulao Recipe is pretty simple with minimum prep and you need minimal ingredients. In this recipe, I have used onions with other spices and herbs to prepare mushy tomato masala. Later, rice is cooked in this masala. Simmering the rice in the tomato masala will ensure all the flavors seep inside the rice grains making the pulao super delicious.

8. Soya Granules Pulao Recipe

Soya Granules Pulao Recipe with step-by-step pictures. It is a simple, mildly spiced, and nutritious pulao made by cooking soya granules, with fragrant basmati rice and an array of aromatic spices. It can be enjoyed as a standalone dish or paired with raita (yogurt sauce), curry, or a side salad for a complete meal.

Today I’m sharing a pulao recipe using soya granules and vegetables. The recipe has tips that ensure your soya granules pulao turns out perfectly every time.

9. Pressure Cooker Masala Veg Pulao

Pressure Cooker Masala Veg Pulao is a filling and flavorful one-pot Indian rice dish that is made by cooking colorful vegetables, basmati rice, and fragrant spices in a pressure cooker. the best part is that you can easily prepare it in under 30 minutes without the need for pre-soaking the rice. It is a one-pot meal that is easy to prepare and is often served as a main course in Indian cuisine.

10. Special Chicken Pulao Recipe

Special Chicken Pulao recipe is a delightful twist on the classic chicken pulao, adding an extra layer of flavor and complexity to the dish. It can be served on its own as a complete meal or accompanied by raita (yogurt dip), onion salad, or a side dish of your choice.

Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion (family gatherings, celebrations, festivities, guests, parties) or simply craving a chicken pulao with a unique taste, try this special chicken pulao recipe.

If you’ve tried any of the basmati rice recipes, then don’t forget to leave a comment below! Feedback and suggestions are highly appreciated. Also, please share the recipes with your friends and family members.

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