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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Ghee Rice - Basmati rice cooked with onion, chilly and cashew nuts

Well...Ghee rice is one of the delicious, simple, rich and yummy dish. I love the taste. It goes well with any sort of side dishes. I prefer this while guest arrive home. Its so simply that we can prepare it for any number of people. Here i will tell the measure for one cup of basmati rice, so you can convert the measurments for as many cups you want.

Bamathi rice - 1 cup
Ghee - 3 tsp
Cashew nuts - 100grms
Onions - 1 ( finely chopped)
Green Chilly - 3 ( if you want less spicy, then you can add according to yours....)( cut it length wise)
Ginger and Gralic paste - 3 tsp
Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Salt - To taste

bay leaves - 2
Cardamons - 3
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon sticks - small piece ( 2-3 )

* Well, the preparation is too simple, first take a heavy bottomed vessel. Add the Ghee and when it melts, add the Cloves, Cardamons, Cinnamon sticks and bay leaves. Fry it.
* Then add the cashew nuts to it and fry till it comes to golden brown.
* Then add the chopped onions and fry for some times. Then add the green chilly and fry it.
* Then add the Ginger and garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears.
* Then add the washed basmati rice and fry for 3 - 5 mins.
*Then add 1cup coconut milk and 1 cup water. Now mix all together. Then add salt to it.

( If you are doing it in electric rice cooker, then the job, but just keep mixing it inbetween , so that every thing blends to-gether. just before its going to get over, add 1 more spoon of ghee, and leave it. So that once the rice is cooked you can serve it hot.....)

or otherwise , if you are cooking it in a pressure cooker, then do not put the vessel. After adding the salt, simmer the stove, and close the pressure cooker with its lid , (but dont put the vessel or weight), let the air come out, but every one and then, keep stiring it and when it is semi-cooked add 1 more spoon of ghee and mix well...So finally, when it rice is cooked, switch off the stove , close the pressure cooker and now put the weight on it and leave it for few 5 mins.

Well, the Ghee rice is ready now.

Serve hot with spicy side dishes.


  1. Hi, very nice recipe, love to try it

  2. hi very good recipe, and very simple to prepare........

  3. Wonderful blog
    have to try this recipe..thick coconut milk is required or diluted one will be fine for cooking the rice

  4. Hi praniskitchen, Welcome to spice-india. Diluted coconut milk is also enough. If you are making the fresh cocnut milk from cocnut, then make sure you filter or squeeze it one or two times to train away the coconut chunks. Just the watery milk is used. you can use water to dilute it .Hope it is helpful.

  5. Hi Lavanya,i tried this recipe today, turned out very good and my hubby loves it.. thanks for ur recipe...

  6. Thanks for the recipe..Tried it.. It tastes excellent...