• Preeth C.Vijay

Nei Choru/Ghee rice

Ghee rice one best example where rice gets so flavorful without any fancy cooking process. Seeraga samba rice is the only variety of rice you can use to make Ghee rice. Basmati rice does work too, but the flavor what seeraga samba rice gives is extraordinary and it cant match anything. The rice fried in ghee makes the the rice more aromatic and fluffy at the end.


Seeraga Samba rice 1 cup

Onion 1 thinly sliced

Cloves 3

Cardamom 3

Cinnamon 1

Bay leaf 1


Water 2 cups

Ghee 3 tablespoon

For Garnishing Onion 1 thinly sliced

Cashews & raisins 10 each

Oil for frying

How to start?

Wash the rice well. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add all the whole garam masala and fry for a min or two. Add chopped onion and fry till it becomes translucent, do not brown the onion as will change the color of the rice.

Add the washed rice and fry for 5-7 mins on low flame. Stir in between. Add salt and add two cups of water. Check for salt. Let the water get boiled.

Once the water starts boiling, close the pressure cooker and cook on high flame for 2 whistles and simmer it for a minute. Switch off the flame. Wait till the pressure gets released on its own

Meanwhile heat oil/ghee in a pan and fry the cashews and raisins till it turns golden brown. In the same oil, fry the sliced onion, till it becomes golden brown.

Now transfer the rice and fluff it with a fork. Garnish the cooked rice with fried onions, cashew and raisins.

Serve the ghee rice with Malabar Chicken curry or any thick gravy.

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