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Masala Rice (మసాల అన్నము, मसाला चावल , மசாலா ரைஸ்)

Masala Rice(మసాల అన్నము,मसाला चावल , மசாலா ரைஸ்) is a delicious Indian dish. It is included as a main dish in Indian lunch and dinner menu. It goes well with any Indian Curry.

Regional Dish:; Andhra pradesh; Maharastra; South India and North India.

Cuisine Style: Andhra Pradesh | Cooking Time 20 minutes | Type Lunch or Dinner| Take with curd chutney | Shelf Life 1 day| Quantity : 6 Servings.

Appx.Nutritional values: calculated for 1 serving (1 cup)

Calories (628.3 kcal), Carbohydrate (114.3 g), Protein (13.5 g), Fat (13.7 g)


  • 3 cups  soaked for 30 min Basmati Rice
  • 4 flakes Garlic 1/2 inch
  • Ginger 2
  • Cardamom 1/2 inch
  • Cinnamon 2 Cloves
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 4 Peppercorns
  • 2 medium  finely sliced Onion
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro
  • 4 Green Chili
  • 6 cups Water
  • 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • To taste Salt


  1. Make a paste of cilantro, green chilies, ginger and garlic. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a big saucepan (You can also substitute it with a rice cooker). Add Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Bay Leaf and peppercorns. Fry for a minute.
  3. Add the onion and fry till it turns light brown.
  4. Add the masala paste from step 1 and fry it till oil leaves the side of the pan.
  5. Add rice and mix well. Fry for 5 minutes. Add water and salt. Cook the rice till it gets cooked properly.
  6. Serve with raita.


Other Variants / Cuisine Style : 1. Masala rice with vegetables. 2. masala rice with nuts ( pea nuts , cashew nuts)

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