Daily Archives: October 28, 2009

Tadka Chaawal (Tempered Rice) (Pakistani Style)

Tadka Chaawal (Tempered Rice) are very tasty and can be served with any thing, any curry or any daal, give it a try and make your day special …


  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 2 big cardamoms
  • 2 – 4 pcs. Cinnamon
  • 1 dried red chilli whole
  • 4 – 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspn ghee
  • 4 tbspns olive oil
  • 1 ¼ cup rice
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • Some salt (to taste)
  • 4 cloves


-Soak rice for 8 minutes. Drain water and keep aside.

-Heat oil and ghee in a thick bottomed deep pan and fry whole garam masala and onion slices. When they are golden brown add water and let it come to a boil.

-Add soaked rice and salt and let them simmer.

-When very less amount of water remains cover it and cook on very low heat for 10 minutes.

-Stir and scoop. Serve hot with daal or Punjabi kadhi.


Tasty and versatile tempered rice are ready to serve.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen


-Soak rice in very less amount of water for 7 – 8 minutes. Not more than that.

-Add ghee for tasty and pleasant tempering.


This will serve 4 persons easily.