Dhaba Rice

Dhaba (ढाबा) is a word which is very much related with India. In India a roadside restaurant situated on the highways is called a Dhaba. Dhabas generally serve local cuisine and make fresh food. The food at Dhabas is inexpensive and less oily . But very delicious! Nowadays people specially make a plan to eat out at Dhabas and drive 25-30 kms for the same.

dhaba rice

(serves 4)

  • Boiled Rice 4 cups
  • Onions   2 medium
  • Green chilies 2
  • Cumin seeds1 ¼tsp
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Salt       1¼ tsp or to taste 
  • Red chili powder        ¼ tsp
  • Ghee/oil 1½ tbsp 

Method of preparation

  1. Peel off, wash, and finely  chop the onions . Remove the stem and chop the green chilies.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds when seeds crackle add asafoetida, onions, and green chilies.Fry for 2-3 minutes or until onions are translucent .
  3. Now add boiled rice, salt, and red chili powder and mix well. Sauté for another 3-4 minutes.  Dhaba rice is ready.

Serve with the Raita of your taste. Dhaba rice tastes good with Arhar dal also.