How to make Bhooga Chawar -

Brown rice in Indian style

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Basmati Rice (बासमती चावल), Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Sindhi

Course : Rice

Bhooga Chawar

Bhooga Chawar Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bhooga Chawar Recipe

  • Basmati Rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Onion 3 tablespoons

  • Onion sliced 1 large

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamoms 3

  • Cloves 3

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel.

Step 2

Add onion, cumin seeds, green cardamoms, cloves and bay leaves and sauté till the onion turns golden brown in colour.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder and sauté for half a minute.

Step 4

Add soaked rice along with three cups of water and salt.

Step 5

Cook till the rice is done and all the water is absorbed.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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