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Dill Rice

I have never tried anything with Dill leaves until recently till I had in my sister’s place. Dill leaves give a nice flavor and now IΒ like using Dill leaves in many of my dishes. This rice is very easy to make and will be tasty too.

Preparation time: 40 minutes
No of Servings: 2
Spice level: 3


  • Basmathi rice – 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Dill leaves – a bunch
  • Onion – 1(medium size)(finely chopped)
  • Lima beans – 1 1/2 cups
  • Green chillies – 4
  • Red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp(according to spice level)
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – 1/2″(grated)
  • Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

Method of Preparation:

  1. Soak the basmathi rice for 20 minutes and drain it.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan add the rice and fry it for 3-4 minutes and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan then add the bay leaves and cumin seeds.
  4. Grind the green chillies to paste and add the chopped onions and salt.
  5. Fry them till they become translucent and add the ginger.
  6. Fry it for 2 minutes and add the dill leaves.
  7. Then add the red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
  8. Then add the lima beans and fry them for 2 minutes.
  9. Add this mixture to the rice and add 1 1/2 cup of water and keep it in a rice cooker.
  10. Serve hot with rice or chips.


  1. Arthi,

    Dill rice looks delicious, I think i have to make this as i have some dill in hand,

  2. too good. Want to have it right away.

  3. I have never used dill either, may be this is the recipe that will inspire me πŸ™‚

  4. Wowwwww.. yummy recipe.. looks perfect and tempting !! thanks for sharing dear

  5. I have never had dill rice…love to try it though, esp. when it’s added with lima beans!

  6. I too have somewhat similar recipe in my draft, will be posting soon. Yours looks tempting and yummy.

  7. rice with dil leaves,sounds intersting.

  8. Seriously luscious…. I love dill direct Dil Se!!!! And have bookmarked it for a try….. πŸ™‚


  9. Delicious dill rice, makes me drool..

  10. I remember tasting a delicious dill rice with fresh fava beans in an Iranian restaurant long ago and I would love to prepare a similar dish… Your dill rice looks very tasty! I am very tempted to try soon!

  11. I always wonder what to do with leftover dill leaves since i need very less for salads marinades etc..i shud give this a go next time!

  12. that looks lovely.. must try

  13. Very filling dish!

  14. so yummy!! loved it..

  15. Rice is the perfect start for any great dish. You can make it in a million ways and eat it everyday and never get bored. I’ve never tried dill with rice, but I bet that’s really tasty!!! =)

  16. Different and nice one..

  17. Beautiful and tempting rice, yummy

  18. I can smell the nice aroma of dill…Rice looks healthy too with lima beans.

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  20. lima beans with dill thats sure a very healthy treat.. good one arthi

  21. This is the most unusual combo of spices I’ve seen for good-old rice! Wow….am gonna make it for family vacation….

  22. I like dill in so many dishes. I love it with fish. And, it sounds great here with the lima beans!

  23. Very flavorful rice…lov dill leaves..

  24. I really love dill! It’s lovely in this delicious rice dish!

  25. A scrumptious dish! What a fabulous combination of flavors.



  26. Pulao sounds to be flavorful and delicious dear:)

  27. wow! never had it before.But yours look so inviting…..

  28. Thanks all for the lovely comments πŸ™‚