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Serves :

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Cook the drained rice in 2 cups of water. Set aside.
  • The Tempering: Put the ghee and oil in a wide-bottomed skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the tempering ingredients. Fry over medium heat, till cumin seeds are golden.
  • Add the onions and tomatoes and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle in spice powders. Stir well and reduce heat to low. Continue cooking uncovered for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt. Add the rice and stir until it is well coated with spices.
  • Add the spring onions and mix gently. Stir in the cashew nuts and serve hot.


  • 150 grams basmati rice, rinsed, soaked and drained
  • 80 grams finely chopped onions
  • 150 grams chopped tomatoes
  • 80 grams finely chopped spring onion tops
  • 75 grams roasted cashew nuts
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Salt, to taste


  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds

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