Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ghee Rice Recipe | Nei Choru /Ney Soru | Lunch Box Ideas/ Quick Lunch Ideas

I am here with yet another interesting and delicious rice bowl. It is my all time favourite Ghee Rice. In my native Nagercoil for the wedding, if they prefer Non-Veg food then this Ghee Rice plays a major role that is served with chicken fry and mutton kurma. I love this combination very much being a hardcore wedding Saapadu fan. This rice goes well with a spicy curry of your choice. We usually accompany it with Non-Veg gravy or dry curry like Chicken Kuruma, Dry Chicken Masala, Spicy Mutton Masala, Chicken Fry, Mutton Chukka Varuval etc. If you are a vegetarian, then you can have it with Vegetable Kuruma or Panner Butter Masala etc. 
Seeraga Samba Rice /Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2 (thinly sliced)
Cashew Nuts - few
Raisins - few Coriander leaves - few(chopped finely)
Salt - as required
To Temper:
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cardamon - 1
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Star anise - 1
Onion - 1/2 (thinly sliced)
1. Soak the rice for 30 mins. Chop the onions thinly. In a wide pan, add a tbsp ghee and fry the cashews and raisins. Once it turns golden brown, remove it from the pan and keep it separately.
2. Meanwhile, in the remaining ghee,  fry half of the onion until it turns golden brown and crispy. Remove it and keep it aside.
3. In the same pan, add some more ghee and temper the items under 'To temper. Once the onion turns translucent, add the soaked rice. Saute it for few mins.
4. Then add the required water for the rice to cook. I usually add 2 Cups of water for 1 cup Rice. Cover and cook the rice until the water drains completely. 
Open the pan and fluff the rice with the fork. Garnish with the fried onions, cashews and raisins. Top it with few chopped coriander leaves. The yummy ghee rice is ready to be served.
Serve it hot with any spicy curry of your choice. I served it with boiled egg and egg kurma.
Points to remember:
  • I have used Seeraga Samba rice for making this ghee rice. But you can use basmati rice which tastes equally good.
  • The same can be done in a pressure cooker. Follow the same process and pressure cook for 2 whistles. I have prepared it in a non-stick pan, once the water is absorbed completely,  I have dum cooked it for 10 mins by placing the pan on top of dosa pan.
  • Don't burn the cashews, raisins and onions while frying. Fry it in medium or slow flame.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


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