Basmati Rice | How to cook Restaurant Style Basmati Rice

Basmati Rice is very delicious when it is cooked perfectly, every single rice should be fluffy and nonstick to get its beauty and aroma. It is very simple and everyone can cook basmati rice easily by following the steps.

Basmati Rice
Basmati Rice

Cooking Basmati Rice in restaurant style requires precision and attention to detail to achieve the perfect texture and fragrance characteristic of this long-grain rice variety. Firstly, it is crucial to start with high-quality Basmati rice and give it a thorough rinse to remove excess starch. This step not only prevents the rice from becoming sticky but also ensures that each grain cooks evenly. Soaking the rice for about 30 minutes before cooking helps it absorb water gradually, resulting in longer, separate grains once cooked.

Secondly, the cooking method plays a pivotal role in achieving the desired restaurant-style Basmati rice. Using the absorption method, bring a measured amount of water to a boil and add the soaked and drained rice. The water-to-rice ratio is essential for perfect results, typically ranging from 1.5 to 2 cups of water for every cup of rice as shown in the video. Adding a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of ghee or oil enhances the flavor of the rice. Once the rice is added, reduce the heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and let it simmer gently until the grains are tender and have absorbed all the water.

Moreover, the resting period after cooking is crucial for achieving the fluffy texture and distinct aroma associated with restaurant-style Basmati rice. Allow the cooked rice to rest, covered, for an additional 5-10 minutes. This steaming process completes the cooking, allowing any remaining moisture to distribute evenly and ensuring that the rice grains are well-separated. The result is a mound of fragrant, perfectly cooked Basmati rice that mirrors the quality found in fine dining establishments, ready to complement a variety of dishes.

Basmati Rice

Basmati Rice

Basmati Rice cooking recipe perfectly with having every rice having fluffiness and nonsticky.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 People
Calories 120 kcal


  • Bowl
  • Measuring Cup
  • Pan
  • Sieve
  • Spatula
  • Plate


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 4 cup Water
  • 2 number Cardamom
  • 5 number Clove
  • 5 number Black Pepper
  • 1 number Big Cardamom
  • 1 number Star Anise
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 number Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Oil


  • Take a bowl, add basmati rice and wash thoroughly. add water and soak it for 25-30 minutes closing with a lid.
    1 cup Basmati Rice
  • Take a pan, add water and boil it. After water gets boiled lower the flame, add Cardamom, Clove, Black Pepper, Big Cardamom, Star Anise, Cinnamon, and Bay Leaf. Close the lid and boil for 5 minutes.
    4 cup Water, 2 number Cardamom, 5 number Clove, 5 number Black Pepper, 1 number Big Cardamom, 1 number Star Anise, 1 inch Cinnamon, 2 number Bay Leaf
  • Add the soaked rice and cook on a high flame. add salt and oil. Mix it and close the lid. Let it get a boil on high flame. When it gets a boil, remove the lid and let the vapor go away.
    1 tsp Salt, 2 tsp Oil
  • Turn the flame to low and cook rice on low to medium flame. Once the rice is cooked to 60%-70% as shown in the video, turn off the flame.
  • Seperate water from rice using a sieve. Close the lid and let the rice cook with its own vapor inside for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the rice to a plate and let it cool. Basmati Rice is ready.



Basmati Rice can be served with Dal Fry or any curry with gravy. 
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