Preparation time 20 mins | Serves 6 persons
4 cup/ ½ kg rice
1 ½ tbspn salt
5 tbspn oil
2 cinnamon sticks
2 bay leaves
1 tbspn cumin seeds
2 tbspn white vinegar or lemon juice
8 cups water or as required
1. Heat oil in the pan put cloves, cardamoms and cinnamon sticks in it and roast them for 2 minutes.
2. Add rice in the pan with hot boil water, salt, vinegar or lemon juice, bay leaves and cumin seeds. To check the correct quantity of water, dip your finger to touch the rice level and water level should touch the first line of your finger. Other method is take water exactly double the quantity of rice i.e. if 2 cup rice, then you put 4 cups of water.
3. Stir all the ingredients and cover the pan to cook on very high flame until bubbles starts to come. It takes approx. 5-8mins.
4. After rice starts to boil, reduce the heat to minimum and let the rice to cook completely for 10mins more.