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By Latha on January 26th, 2018

garlic rice recipe

Garlic rice recipe explained with step by step pictures and video. This is a very easy and very tasty one pot meal recipe. Garlic rice is prepared using rice, garlic, coconut and red chili. Garlic rice or bellulli rice is very healthy.

In my family, we prepare garlic rice in a slightly different way. We use green chilies in the garlic rice and the recipe is similar to chitranna recipe.

I adapted this recipe from Mrs. Shobhana (blogger at cooking with shobhana) and Mrs. Indu Jayaram (blogger at Annapoorne).

Garlic is very good for health. It helps to lower cholesterol levels. Garlic is beneficial in regulating blood pressure and blood sugar levels. You can find one more tasty garlic chutney recipe on this website.

Karnataka is very popular for varities of rice or ricebath recipes. I have posted many ricebath recipes on this website like bisi bele bath, veg pulav, tomato bath, curd rice, ghee rice, pongal, gorikayi rice bath, vangi bath, methi rice, puliyogare and pudina pulao recipes.

If you are looking for more Karnataka style breakfast recipes then do visit our breakfast section.

I have made a quick video on this garlic rice recipe with Kannada narration, which I have embedded it below. Kindly have a look.

Garlic rice recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 2

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup rice (sona masoori)
  2. 1 garlic or bellulli
  3. 1/2 cup grated coconut
  4. 2 - 4 red chili
  5. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  6. 2 tbsp groundnut or peanut
  7. 1 tsp urad dal
  8. 1 tsp chana dal or bengal gram dal
  9. 1 tbsp cashews
  10. 1 tsp salt (or as per your taste)
  11. 5 - 6 curry leaves
  12. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  13. 2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  14. 4 tbsp oil

Instructions for making garlic rice:

  1. Cook the rice and keep it aside. Rice should be cooked well but not mushy.
  2. Peel the garlic and chop them. Also finely chop few of them and keep it ready. Chopped garlic is used for grinding and finely chopped garlic will be used while tempering. You can also use entire garlic while grinding.chopped garlic for garlic rice
  3. Next heat 1 tsp of oil in a frying pan. Add in red chilies and fry until chili for garlic rice
  4. Next add in chopped garlic and roast them for a while. But do not burn them.garlic for garlic rice
  5. Next add in grated coconut and roast until light brown.grated coconut for garlic rice
  6. Wait until cool and grind the roasted ingredients using a mixer grinder. Do not add water while grinding.roasted spices for garlic rice
  7. Now prepare tempering for the garlic rice. Heat oil in a frying pan. At first add in ground nuts and fry until they start crackling.ground nut for garlic rice
  8. When the groundnuts crackles, add in mustard seeds, gram dal, urad dal and cashews. Fry until mustard seed splutters and dal turns brown.tempering for garlic rice
  9. Next add in finely chopped garlic and roast them for a while.finely chopped garlic for garlic rice
  10. Also add in curry leaves. Give a quick mix.curry leaves for garlic rice
  11. Immediately add in ground masala and turmeric powder. Give a quick mix.ground masala for garlic rice
  12. Add in salt and switch off the stove.salt for garlic rice
  13. Add in cooked rice.cooked rice for garlic rice
  14. Mix well using a flat spatula.mixing garlic rice
  15. Optionally you can add lemon juice. Serve and enjoy.lemon juice for garlic rice

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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