Monday, June 13, 2011

Ghee Rice (Nei Choru)

Rice can be cooked in various ways and the most basic, plain rice cooked in the rice cooker. To flavour up rice, we can add other ingredients for a spectacular rice dish or just so simple a dish. Today we have the ever loved Ghee Rice for its rich aromatic taste. Cooked in the rice cooker as to keep the cooking simple, this rice is lovely with masala mutton curry, dalca, mutton kurmaspicy minced mutton and potatoes, Indian chicken curry or Curry Chicken with potatoes.  

2 cups Basmati rice
2 tbsp ghee
5 shallots - sliced
Spices - 2 sticks of cinnamon, 2 star anise & 5 cloves
60g (1/2 handful) cashew nuts
3 sprigs of coriander leaves (cut into long pieces)
3 cups of water
salt to taste

Rinse rice under water, drain and keep aside.
When ghee is heated, fry cashew nuts until crispy.
Remove and keep aside.
Do the same to the shallots (fry and keep aside).
Into the same heated ghee, saute spices.
Add rice and stir a couple of times..
Tip into rice cooker and pour water.
Stir and let it cook.
Once cooked, fluff up and combine in fried shallots, cashew nuts and coriander leaves.
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  1. wow...such a mouthwatering inviting dear..:P

    Tasty Appetite

  2. That's a very flavorful rice, Nava! I love it more because it has cashews in it!

  3. This is one of my favorite. Around my parents place in Kerala, where I grew up is highly Muslim populated and this is the second favorite item there after Biriyani. It is usually served with Chicken fry or chicken masada. Oh my god you just reminded me of it. Last time when I went to Kerala I went to a local muslim restaurant just to have this. We call it "NeiChoru"

  4. Hey very interesting. Never seen anything like this before. Will try it for sure.

  5. Hi Nava,

    Its Looks yummy ..right now its lunch time ...can't wait ..for much ..I will definitely try it.

    I'm going to get some food now :)

    Take care.

  6. Yummy, looks delicious. Looks like the one that my mum makes too :)

  7. Very simple yet flavourful !!! Yummy!!


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