Ghee rice is one of the most simplest and easiest recipe and it can be prepared very quickly.It is having a nice fragrance....i love it.Ghee rice is one of the most popular dish all over India. It is a famed delicacy of south India especially a speciality dish from the Malabar coastal region in Kerala.This rice goes very well with non veg and veg curries.Mostly i prefer chicken curry and mutton curry...
There is another story behind this ghee rice,when i was working,my friend(she is from kozhikode)used to bring neychoru and chicken curry,really very very tasty...that day onwards,ghee rice became my favourite..
Here is the recipe for ghee rice.
Basmathi rice/ Jeerakasala rice – 3 cups
Boiled water – 6 cups(Boil water with required salt)
(Water depends on the rice)
Ghee – 4 tbs
Cardamoms – 4
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon stick – 3 medium size
Fennel seeds –1/2tbs
Bay leaf – 1
Thinly sliced onion – 2 medium size
Salt as required
Ghee – 3tbs
Thinly sliced onion – 1
Cashew nuts – ¼ cup(optional)
Raisins – ¼ cup(optional)
1.Soak the rice for 15 mins and wash it thoroughly and drain it.
2. Heat ghee in a vessel,and add all the spices given above and saute it for a minute.Then add the sliced onion and saute it till brown color.
3.Add the rice and fry it for 4-5 minutes ,then add the boiled water.Now cover the vessel tighly and cook it for 10 minutes with low flame until the rice is fully cooked and all water has been absorbed.
4. Switch off the flame and keep the rice covered for 5 -10 minutes.Then open it you can feel a pleasant smell.
5. Heat oil in a pan,fry the sliced onions till it becomes golden brown,remove the onion.Then fry cashew nuts, after that raisins.
6.Now garnish the ghee rice with fried onion,cashew and raisins.
Serve this aromatic ghee rice with chicken curry, mutton curry or with vegetable korma…
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