May 22, 2012

Ghee Rice!!!

Hi guys!!!

Ghee rice is a very easy dish. This is a dish I prepare as a substitute for Biryani. It tastes great with any spicy curry and is almost equivalent to the flavorful biryani. Infact, the Kerala layered biryanis use this ghee rice for the rice layers altering with the curry.

Ghee rice can be used to prepare a satisfying lunch when you have a spicy curry dish to accompany. I prepared this a while ago with Pepper chicken curry and Tandoori chicken. It was a super duper meal indeed!!
The recipe is very simple. Just like preparing normal white rice, but you just add in a few whole spices and ghee.

Now lets see the recipe.


Basmati rice - 2 cups
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashews - 10
Onion - 1
Bay leaves - 2
Cardamom - 3
Cinnamon - 1" stick
Cloves - 5
Star Anise - 2
Salt - 1 tsp


1. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add all the whole spices and cashews and let them sizzle for a while.
2. Add the chopped onions and saute till it turns soft.
3. Next add the basmati rice and fry for a couple of minutes till you get a nice aroma.
4. Now add 3 cups of water and salt and close the lid. Let it cook under pressure for 10 minutes.

Serve hot with a spicy curry of your choice!!!

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