PERFECT BASMATI RICE – Pakistani/Indian Cooking With Atiya

How to cook the best basmati rice ever. Easy trick
(You can find most of the ingredients at pakistani/indian/bangladesh stores)
3 cups basmati rice
Salt ½ teaspoon
Knorr chicken cube (optional) – use a little more salt if you don’t use this
Red chili powder ½ teaspoon
½ teaspoon five spices (garam masala)
½ teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 cardamom
1 black cardamom
Few pieces of black pepper
Half stick cinnamon
Few pieces of fennel seeds for good smell.
1 small size tomato
2-3 garlic cloves
Medium size onion
Half cup oil

1. Before cooking, soak rice in water for 30 min
2. Rinse the rice 2-3 times
3. While waiting for the rice, Put in the oil and onion pieces into a pot and cook the onions until they are golden brown.
4. While waiting for the onions, blend the garlic and tomato, put some water with the garlic and tomato, so it’s easier to blend
5. When the onion is golden brown, add the garlic and tomato paste. Also add the rest of the things and let it cook for 4-5 minutes on low heat
6. After 4-5 minutes when you see everything is cooked, add the rice
7. Then add 5 cups of water
8. After adding the water let it cook on medium heat for 10 -15 minutes
9. Put a paper towel on the lid of the pot and on low heat leave it for 10 minutes
10. After 10 min, turn of the stove and leave the rice for another 10 minutes
11. So the rice is ready! All you have to do now is enjoy


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  1. I love Service dogs

    Would you be able to send me the recipe or post it as a reply I wasn't able to understand you when you were explaining how to do it and I didn't understand what some of the ingredients were I recognize some but not others I've got I've been looking for this rice recipe for a long time

  2. QOOQ8808

    Kwa nini hawa watu wanapakia video za lugha nyingine alafu wanaweka maandishi kwa Kiingereza ?

  3. Vanessa Luvz

    can I use a cloth instead of napkin

  4. ohoud joudeh

    I tried it today and it was delicious. Every one liked it. thanks a lot!

  5. siddiqa khan

    How do you make it with the chicken stock?

  6. silent boy

    Salam. I followed your receipe and cooked really good rice except the chilli was but high because i added a green chilli which was too much. Thankyou

  7. faisal mughal

    ap ek kam kary apna number dady hum ap sa khud hi pochly gay iam rida from kiarachi

  8. Zubair Ibrahim

    Thank you,, my rice are too soft while serving. How can I make a long rice next time? should I leave some water while paper towel step?

  9. Rose S

    I like your chanel plz subtitules in spanish

  10. Cooking With Atiya

    If you have trouble finding ingredients, you purchase them here:
    Basmati rice:
    Knorr cube :

  11. Sharron C

    Sweetheart you have to speak CLEAR & slower if you want us to understand.

    I have NO clue to what you are saying….Smh

  12. Adil Khan

    an easy tutorial for new cooker thanks for your work

  13. GHS Kot Hussain Khan

    Thanks and love from Pakistan Allah bless you Dear

  14. GHS Kot Hussain Khan

    Thanks and love from Pakistan Allah bless you Dear atiya

  15. GHS Kot Hussain Khan

    Thanks and love from Pakistan Allah bless you Dear atiya

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