Ghee Rice.

Neychoru or Kerala Style Ghee rice is a very rich Pulao recipe that is absolutely tasty.Traditionally in south India jeerakasala rice or jeerai rice is used to make this dish,but can be made using basmati rice.This rice can be had on its own or with any vegetable curry .


ΒΌ cup-Ghee.

16 Cashewnuts.

2 Bay leaves.

1 piece Cinnamon stick.

6 Green Cardamoms.

2 Green Chillies.

1 cup Onion sliced.

1 cup Basmati Rice washed,soaked for half an hour and drained.

2 cups Water.

Salt to taste.


Clean, wash and soak the rice for 30 mins. Heat a deep bottomed pan and melt ghee, add cashew nuts,stir them till they brown a little, add bayleaf, cinnamon, and  cardamom.
Stir for few seconds and then add in onions. Cook the onions till they brown. At this stage you can remove a spoon of browned onions to put them for garnish later.

Add green chillies and drained rice,mix with light hand,Pour boiling water and salt

Cook the rice till the water level reduces till the level of the rice in the pan, lower the heat, cover and cook till all of the water is absorbed.

Turn off the heat and let it sit for 15mins covered. Before serving add a dollop of ghee and garnish it with fried onions serve with a curry of your choice or on its own.

Happy Cooking!!!


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