Burnt Garlic Rice

Cooks in : 30 min Serves: 4 people

It is a quick flavourful rice variety best suited for parties. Tastes fabulous with manchurian. I made veg kuruma as an accompaniment. Both are OPOS dishes.


  • 4 tsp Sesame oil
  • 6 garlic pods finely chopped
  •  1/2 cup of chopped Carrot, Capsicum, Cabbage and Beans
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 2 cups cooked and cooled Barnyard Millet
  • 1/4 cup chopped Spring Onions


  1. In a 2 ltr. Pressure Cooker, layer oil, chopped garlic, veggies, spices, sauce and vineger.
  2. Cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Release Pressure carefully.
  4. Mix in cooked and cooled millet rice.
  5. Garnish with Spring Onion.

The Kuruma is also prepared in minutes by OPOS. And believe me, you will never go back to traditional method for making this tasty and flavourful kuruma.


  • 1/2 cup each of chopped Potato, Carrot and Beans
  • 1/4 cup Green Peas
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp each of ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, dhaniya powder and garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder


  • 1/2 cup chopped coconut
  • 1/4 cup each of cashew, yogurt and water
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chillies
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder


  1. Blend all the ingredients given under the heading ‘Blend’ to a smooth paste.
  2. Mix all the items given under the heading ‘Ingredients’, except onion and tomato.
  3. In a 2 Ltr Pressure Cooker, layer 2 tbsp water, 1 tbsp ghee, onion, tomato, vegetables and coconut paste.
  4. Cook on high for 4 to 6 whistles.
  5. Let Pressure settle down.
  6. Open and mix in 1 cup milk.

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  1. As mentioned I agree that it is a quick and flavourfull party dish. The tangy taste of vinegar and soya sauce gets infused in each and every grain quickly through this opos method.
    I would suggest varagu arisi for any variety rice that is mentioned here as it doesn’t turn mushy and can be treated on par with Basmathi rice.
    Apt for lunch box.

    1. Hi Jacqueline,
      Thanks for visiting! You can make everything with millets! Do try some recipes and share your experience. This recipe was trie and validated by one person who will share her experience shortly.

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