Friday, February 12, 2016



Hi...Welcome to AYESHA'S KITCHEN. Here am discussing how to make an easy and perfect ghee rice in pressure cooker. Ghee rice is a very delicious, aromatic and filling rice recipe that makes our tummy yummy. Preparation of ghee rice in the pressure cooker makes this dish very simple and heavenly incomparable tasty meal. More than that, I used most of the spices of biryani in this special rice preparation, that really makes this dish so special. Here is recipe showing how to make perfect pressure cooker ghee rice / Neychoru. One of my best and favorite rice recipes!!

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Rice  - 3 cups (basmati rice / long grain rice)

Ginger garlic paste  - 2 tbsp
Carrot -3 tsp, chopped, optional
Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, fennel seed- 3 pieces each+1tsp (Fennel seed)
Onion  - 1, sliced
Lemon juice or vinegar  - 1 tbsp
Fried sliced onion- half of an onion, thinly sliced and fried (for garnishing)
Curry leaves , optional
Cashews and raisins


Please watch detailed video provided below 

  • Firstly, clean the rice well and soak the basmati rice in water for 15 minutes. This makes the rice soft. When done, drain the rice and set aside.
  • Now heat 3 tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker. Fry the thinly sliced onion for garnishing until golden and set aside. Then fry the cashews and raisins till done and set aside. (actually, the onion will become crispy only when it is deep fried. Here I just shallow fried the onion.)
  • Now, let's start making ghee rice.  Saute cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, fennel seed. Saute for a while. (you can add more ghee/oil if required. I prefer adding oil now).
  • Then add the sliced onion and saute until the onion turns transparent. Then add ginger-garlic paste and chopped carrot. When the raw smell goes off, add the rice to it and mix well. 
  • Now fry the rice on a low flame for few minutes. Meanwhile boil 4.5 cups of water  in a separate bowl.( as it is in the cooker, we take only  1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of rice)
  • 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 of the cooker and allow it to cook for two whistles ( for best result, off the flame before the second whistle starts but never off the flame immediately after the first whistle).
  • Then open the lid and let it cool down for 5 minutes and mix well with 3 tbsp of ghee. Never mix immediately to avoid mushy of rice and adding ghee finally, makes the ghee rice very special in flavor and texture.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with fried onion, cashews and raisins.

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