Dhaba Style Masala Rice


           Masala rice is a Pakistan dish which is healthy and quick to make in less than 20 mins. Addition of whole garam masala spices to rice gives a good aroma which is more appetizing. This dish is perfect for lunch box.


         2 Tbsp of Butter
         1 Cup of Basmati Rice
         1/2 Cup of Chopped Onions
         1 Tsp of Ginger Garlic Paste
         1 Chopped Tomato(Medium)
         2 Green Chillies (Medium Size)
         2 Tbsp of Yogurt
         2 Tsp of Coriander Powder
         1/2 Tsp of Cumin Powder
         1 Tsp of Chilly Powder
         1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
         1 Bay Leaves
         2 Cloves
         4 Black Pepper
         2 Cardamom(big or small)I used Badi Elachi
         1 Tsp of Black Stone Flower(Kalpasi)optional
         1 Cinnamon Stick(Medium Size)
         1/4 Cup of Peas
         1/4 Cup of Corn
         1.5 Cups of Water
         Salt to taste


  • Heat a pan or cooker with butter or oil. Add chopped onions and salt, fry until they turn transparent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, fry for a minute.
  • Add peas and corn. Fry for a min.
  • Add chopped tomato, green chillies and yogurt. Saute for 2 mins until oil separates. 
  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder, chilly powder, turmeric powder. Fry for a min.
  • Add whole bay leaves, black pepper, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon. Fry for a min.
  • Add rice and mix well. 
  • Add sufficient water and check the salt, close the lid and wait for 1 whistle. Switch off the stove.
  • Hot Dhaba style masala rice is ready.


  • Serve with onion raita.
  • Add any vegetable of your choice.
  • For richness, add nuts of your choice.

  Health Benefits of  Masala Rice

  • Corn is a good source of Vit B1, B5, E and Folic Acid
  • Peas are rich in proteins, vitamin B, C and K
  • Whole garam masala has antimicrobial properties.



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  1. Ross says:

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