Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ghee Rice / Nei Choru / Nei Sadam

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Ghee Rice is a Kids favorite  & healthy recipe...!
I tasted this rice , when I visited a friends house and I liked it very much. In this recipe, the flavored rice ( Basmati Rice ) is cooked in clarified butter or ghee, aromatic spices  and with lots of onions and finally seasoned with  golden roasted cashew and raisins.  
This rich dish is simple to cook and made for special occasions like birthdays, weddings or other festive occasions.
Here comes the traditional dish of Indian Cuisine - Ghee Rice recipe..Hope you would like it too..!!!
  • Basmati Rice                             - 2 cups
  • Ghee                                        - ¼ cup
  • Onion thinly sliced                     - 2 cups
  • Cinnamon                                 - 1
  • Cloves                                      - 4
  • Bay leaves                                - 2
  • Cardamom                                - 3
  • Cashew                                    - 5
  • Raisins                                     - 7
  • Ginger garlic paste                    - ½ tbsp
  • Salt for taste
  • Coriander leaves
  1. Wash basmati rice thoroughly and drain the water.
  2. Heat the clarified butter / ghee in a heavy bottomed pan.
  3. Roast cashew and raisins to golden.
  4. Take it aside.
  5. Add cinnamon, bay leaves, cloves and cardamom and sauté for a minute.
  6. Add the onion slices and sauté on high for few seconds.
  7. Then lower the flame and sauté till it turns golden brown and soft.
  8. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté further for 2 mins.
  9. Now add drained Basmati rice and sauté gently.
  10. Transfer this to a pressure cooker and add 3 ½ cups water and salt.
  11. Cook until the rice is done.
  12. Fluff the rice grains with a fork.
  13. Garnish with roasted cashew, raisins and freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  1. Serve hot with Veg or Chicken Kurma.
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  1. mouthwatering rice and very healthy tooo

  2. Ghee imparts a beautiful flavour to rice.. Love them!

  3. Dear Jay
    Very nice recipe. I like this variation of ghee rice, i.e a dash of Ginger garlic. Will try as soon as I am back
    I will be off blog , Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

  4. The rice look so fluffy and delicious.

    Lite Bite

  5. You cook your rice very well, I like the long grains rice which are still intact and not squashed up.

  6. Looks fluffy and perfect..aromatic and delicious rice.

  7. I love this rice so much ..easy and goes excellent with any curry...yumm.

  8. We do it similarly,but will add green chillies.nice nei soru dear........

  9. I have not made this for a long time. I use only cashew nuts will try raisins next time

  10. never tried this with basmati rice.... love this version dear... awesome clicks...

  11. delicious ghee rice we enjoy it too :)
    happy holidays

  12. wow...awesome clcik...n tempting nice...jux lov it!

  13. Wowww wat a fantastic, prefect and drool worthy rice.nice click...

  14. ghee rice looks delicious Jaya.

  15. My patti always makes this dish whenever i go visit her..It's my all time fav...Nicely done Jay..Love how the rice is perfectly cooked..

  16. Fantastic and great looking ghee rice..

  17. Very tempting,love to see the perfectly cooked long grains!! lovely clicks !!

  18. Aromatic Rice, sure everyone enjoy it taste..Inviting click

  19. Ummm-umm looks so inviting.Good with any chicken gravy.

  20. oh they looks awesome...just simple but best!

  21. Tempting Ghee in for it, can have anytime..looks rich with the cashews..

    Aaha Oho

  22. Looks superb and delicious !!!

  23. Bookmarked! Love this rice anytime!

  24. Ghee Rice is our all time favourite. Sometimes I do add some evaporated milk in it. ;)

    Yours looking so divine dear! :D

  25. my fav rice too, looks yumm

  26. Bet the aroma of ghee was just too tempting!! The rice is cooked perfectly.. ;)

  27. So simple.Good for novices like me

  28. So simple.Good for novices like me


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