Kewra Dry Fruit Rice

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My interest towards cooking got developed during my childood in the company of my mother, father, grand mother and my Bua. I learned a lot from them. This recipe credit goes to my Bua. Whom I saw many times preparing this when there was need of rich dish but available time was not enough. Many times you need to prepare a dish good in taste like Biryani, but the time available is not sufficient. Here this option is really a good alternative. Now a days during roza also when one has to break fast with a rich dish this is a great option. So when you are in hurry nevertheless you want to delight your guests or your family with blend of aroma, richness of dry fruits, delicious, make this Kewra Dry Fruit Rice .
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Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 Onions fried golden brown sliced
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 1 cup Green Peas
  • 1 tbsp Rasine 1 Tablespoon rasine
  • 15 cashews
  • 1 tbsp Garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp Ginger crushed
  • 2 Green Chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seed
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 8 Black Pepper
  • 2 cloves 2 -3
  • 2 leaves Bay Leaves 2-3 bay
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 spoon Garam Masala dry roasted and crossly grind tea
  • 1-2 drops Essence or kewra kewra
  • 2 tbsp Desi Ghee or oil oil or
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 2 cup Water


  • Wash and soak the rice in water for an hour Slice onions and keep aside Fry onions and keep aside
  • In a pan take Ghee/oil add cumin seeds and all dry spices
  • Now add garlic, ginger and cook for minute or two
  • Now add sliced onions, cook it till it is light brown in colour, now add cashew-nuts and roast it
  • Add raisins, green chilly and green peas cook it for 4 to five minutes
  • Now add rice and salt and cook it gently for few minutes, add half of the fried onions
  • Now add 2 cups of water and few drops of Kewra essence as we are not pressure cooking rice so 2 cup is fine
  • Now close the pan with lid and cook it for 7 to 8 minutes on medium flame or till it is cooked
  • Once you feel that 90% of rice is cooked, keep your tava under a pan for 5 minutes on slow flame as shown in picture
  • Now switch off the gas remove the lid and cover the pan with tava as shown in picture
  • After 5 - 6 minutes remove the tava open the pan and serve rice with curd or raita garnish it with fried onions
    Kewra Dry Fruit Rice - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Recipe Notes

  • You can add other vegetables of your choice 
  • Make sure that dry fruits should be cooked in slow flame other wise it will be burnt

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Meera Girdhar
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