Tadka Rice Recipe, How to make Tadka Rice | Tempered Rice Indian Style
Recipe type: Main
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4
Tadka Rice recipe is nothing but tempered rice with spices, seasoning and some veggies.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1.5 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 2 cups boiled rice or leftover rice of any kind like kolam/ basmati etc
  • 1 cup / 8 oz potatoes chopped into cubes (aloo)
  • 1 cup / 8 oz of tomatoes chopped lengthwise (tamatar)
  • 2-3 onion or 1.5 cup / 14 oz of onion julienne (pyaz)
  • 1 tbsp ginger julienne (adrak)
  • 4-5 green chilies slit from center (hari mirch)
  • 1 tsp caraway seed (shahi jeera)
  • 1 bayleaf (tejpata)
  • 1 black cardamom (badi elaichi)
  • 3-4 green cardamom (choti elaichi)
  • 2 stoneflower (dagadphool)
  • 4-5 cloves (lavang)
  • 10-12 peppercorn (kalimirch)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 2 mace blades (javitri)
  • 3-4 saffron cobra (nagkesar)
  • 12- 14 cashewnuts (kaju)
  • 1 tsp pavbhaji masala (optional)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (kothmir)
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • salt as required
Additional Ingredients:
  • 1 cup onion julienne (fried until golden brown)
  • 2-3 lime wedges for garnish
How to make the recipe?
  1. You could use leftover rice or boil rice and keep ready.
  2. Firstly chop potatoes and other veggies. Keep them handy.
  3. Also keep the spices and powder ready.
  4. Heat oil in a vessel and shallow fry the potatoes until golden brown in color.
  5. Place them on absorbent napkins.
  6. In the same oil add cashwenuts.
  7. Shallow fry for 1 minute and place cashews on an absorbent napkin.
  8. Add caraway seed and all the whole garam masala to the oil.
  9. Now add onion julienne and ginger julienne.
  10. Saute until the onion becomes colorless or pink. Add the green chilies and butter.
  11. Fry for a minute more then add tomatoes.
  12. Add in all the spice powder mentioned in the ingredients.
  13. Stir nicely and fry for a minute more.
  14. Also add sugar, salt, coriander leaves and garam masala powder.
  15. Also add fried cashew's and potatoes.
  16. Lastly add the boiled rice and stir gently else they might break.
  17. Once everything is mixed just cover the rice with a lid and cook for a minute.
  18. Switch off the gas and serve tadka rice hot with lime wedges, salad or papad.
1. Alter spices and seasoning as per your taste.
2. I have used nagkesar (cobra saffron) if it's not available then just skip it.
3. You could use garam masala of any brand. I used shaan garam masala.
4. Instead of cashws you could use groundnut's.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at https://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/tadka-rice-recipe/