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Yesterday my hubby took me to the Laguna beach , Wow it was an awesome beach and I loved it there, We had a great time. Once we finished the sunset view, we found a Hare Krishna, Hare Ram temple nearby the beach. After the worship, it was dinner time, as it was Holi ( spring festival, festival of colors in India) yesterday they were serving dinner for everyone. Oh my god, it was such an awesome food. It was as if there was a whole party going on. I guess we ate too much :P, even when we reached back home, I was totally full.

Just to get rid of any toxins that caught up, I decided to use anise seeds today. Carom seeds are such wonderful medicine for digestion. If you have any sort of stomach discomfort, then go for anise seeds. They are called as Ajwain in Hindi. Omam in Tamil. Vamu in Telugu. So here we go with the method.


Rice : 2 cups

Carom seeds: 2 table spoons

Red Onion: 1/2 large thinly sliced

Green Chili : 4 sliced

Ginger Garlic paste: 1 table spoon

cumin seeds: 1/2 table spoon

salt: as required( I used 1 table spoon)

Lemon: 1 small(take the juice)

Oil : 2 table spoon.


Clean the rice and keep it aside. In a pan heat the oil. For such kind of rice, I would prefer using gingely oil, as they soothes the stomach. Once it is hot, put the cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Next add the sliced onion and green chili. Saute for few mins. Let it turn translucent. Add ginger garlic paste. Saute for a min.

Now add the carom seed. Saute for a min. Add the lemon juice and saute. Now add the cleaned rice and mix well with the content. Rice would get blended well. Saute for 2 mins. Now add 1:1.5 Basmathi rice: water or 1:2 normal rice: water ratio of water. Add salt as well. And cook the rice. Once it is done serve hot 🙂 Simple fast easy and healthy recipe.

Anise Seed Rice