Dhaba Style Spicy Ghee Rice Recipe Made From Whole Spices

The Dhaba Style Spicy Ghee Rice Recipe  is packed with flavors and aromas from the fresh spices. Adding a tadka of the whole spices like cumin seeds, star anise, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon to the rice, gives a earthy flavour to the rice.  Rice, Ghee, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds, Cloves (Laung), Star anise, Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Green Chilli, Curry leaves, Whole Black Peppercorns, Salt, Bay leaf (tej patta), Water, Salt   1 cup Rice , washed and soaked for 20 minutes 3 tablespoons Ghee 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds 2 Cloves (Laung) 1 Star anise ½ inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 1 Green Chilli , slit 1 sprig Curry leaves 4 Whole Black Peppercorns Salt , to taste 1 Bay leaf (tej patta) 2 cups Water Salt , to taste     5   15     To begin making the Dhaba Style Spicy Ghee Rice Recipe, heat ghee in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Once hot, add in the green chillies, bay leaf, cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, star anise, cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, and curry leaves. Stir for a few seconds until you can smell the aromas coming through. Once done add the washed rice, along with 1-1/2 cups of water and salt to to taste. Cover the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles and turn off the heat.Allow the pressure to release naturally as the Ghee rice will continue to cook as long as there is pressure inside the cooker.Once done, allow the rice rest for 10 minutes, so the heat settles down. Once the heat settles down, open the pressure cooker and fluff the Ghee rice and serve hot.Serve the Dhaba Style Spicy Ghee Rice Recipe with Tandoori Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe, Smoked Dal Makhani Dhaba Style Recipe and Tadka Raita Recipe (Spiced Curd With Onions) for a complete meal.