How to make Barian -

Creamy spiced rice with almonds.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Basmati rice (बासमती चावल), Almonds (आलमंड/बादाम)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Rice


Barian 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Barian Recipe

  • Basmati rice 1 cup

  • Almonds 10-15

  • Asafoetida 1/4 t teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dry ginger powder (soonth) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fennel seed (saunf) powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cloves 3

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Ver (Kashmiri garam masala) 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Wash and soak the rice in two cups of water for ten to fifteen minutes. Drain and discard the water.Blanch almonds in boiling water, peel and cut them into slivers. Mix asafoetida in one teaspoon water and keep aside. Remove stem, wash and finely chop green chillies.

Step 2

Take three to four cups of water in a deep pan, add salt and bring to a boil. Add the soaked rice and cover and cook on low heat till the rice is soft. Drain excess water and mash the rice gently with a spoon. Add the red chilli powder, dry ginger powder, aniseed powder, chopped green chillies, asafoetida water and some more water if required. Mix well.

Step 3

Allow to simmer on low heat till the mixture is like a thick paste.In another pan heat the ghee, add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon and almonds. When the cumin starts to crackle pour the same over the cooked rice. Mix well. Serve sprinkled with ver.

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