Saturday, August 15, 2015



ghee rice recipe


Basmati rice                             -  2 cups                                             
Ginger garlic paste                  - 2 tbsp
Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, fennel seed - 3 pieces each+1tsp (Fennel seed)
Onion                                       - 1, sliced
Lemon juice or vinegar           - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves
Cashews and raisins
Fried sliced onion (for garnishing)


  • Heat some oil in a pan and fry finely sliced onion .(mix salt and onion together. Keep it for some time and then squeeze the excess water in it. Repeat 2 times). Keep it aside. This is for garnishing.
  • Now pour some ghee in the same pan and fry cashews and dried grapes. Keep it aside.
  • Clean and wash the rice and drain it. Keep it aside.
  • Then take a vessel and pour some ghee in it.
  • When hot add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, fennel seed to the same vessel. Saute for a while.
  • Then add in the sliced onion and when done, put the rice to it and mix well.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and mix with the rice and cook in a low flame.
  • By the time boil 4 cups of water( take water, double of the rice) in a separate pot.
  • When the water boils, pour it over the rice. Mix well.
  • Add the lemon juice and salt too.
  • Stir well and add curry leaves.
  • Close the lid and cook on a low flame until all the water gets dried up.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with fried onion, cashews and raisins.

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