(Rice with Caramelized Onions)

Plain rice may be fine for family and for some specific dals and curries, but when we entertain, a more festive version is usually required, Bhuga Chawra, with the added sweetness of the caramelized onions, it is an easy and delicious choice.


1 cup rice
1 tbsp Ghee
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 cardamoms
1 inch cinnamon stick
2 cloves
5 black pepper corns
2 cups water
salt to taste


  1. Wash Rice and soak in water.
  2. Heat Ghee over high heat in a large saucepan.
  3. Add the cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon and peppercorns.
  4. Add the onions,cook until the onions are golden brown.
  5. Drain the rice and add to the onions.
  6. Add 2 cups of water and salt stirring gently.
  7. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low.
  8. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 10 mins, till the rice is cooked.
  9. Serve with Makhani Dal or just have it plain with yogurt

Note: Can also be made in a pressure cooker. Once the onions are browned, add 2 cups of water into the cooker and let it boil, then add the rice and give 2 whistles. Rice is done.

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Cham said...

Sound simple and delicious Medhaa this rice!

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