Pop Masala Rice

Pondicheri’s Pop Masala available for purchase here!

Makes 2-4 side servings


1 cup basmati rice

1.5 cups water

1 tsp salt

2-3 Tbsp olive oil or ghee

1 tsp Pondicheri Pop Masala



  1. Rinse the rice gently 2-3 times then let it soak for 1-2 hours. Drain.

  2. Combine the drained rice, water and salt and bring to a boil

  3. Turn the heat down, cover the stockpot and reduce the heat to low and continue cooking for another 6-8 minutes until all the water has disappeared.

  4. Heat up the olive oil or ghee in a small pan, and when the oil is just shy of smoking add the pop masala. It will pop and sizzle, and within 2-3 seconds stir it into the rice. Serve warm or at room temperature.