Monday, June 13, 2011

Ghee Rice (Nei Choru)

I love rice, I love the scent of ghee and I also loved the scent of a woman movie. Hahahaha!! Jiggly nava k is out of her cocoon. She is back to her funny antics. Hail! I love all you followers of nava-k too. Thank you for putting up with my antics. Today I bring you this antic ghee rice. Always and forever a love, Basmati rice (Tomato Rice, Chinese Fried Rice, Belacan Fried Rice, Kampung Fried Rice and Cumin Rice) should be the choice though. Scent of basmati rice is awesomeness, so can you imagine cooking it with ghee? Triple heaven right? Of course. Cooked in the rice cooker for keeping cooking to the basic, Ghee Rice/Nei Choru is fantastica as a team member for Crab Curry, Mutton Dalca, Mutton Kurma, Masala Mutton Curry, Ayam Masak Merah, Chicken Curry Potatoes, Mutton Keema, Bitter Gourd Prawn Curry, Tamarind Prawn Curry and/or Red Cabbage Thoran  

2 cups Basmati rice
2 tbsp ghee
5 shallots - sliced
Spices - 2 sticks of cinnamon, 2 star anise & 4 cloves
60g (1/2 handful) cashew nuts
3 sprigs of coriander leaves (cut into long pieces)
3 cups of water
Salt for  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!!

  8. So delicious with ingredients I need to try


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