Ghee Rice/ Ney Choru
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 cup=200gms rice. We have used short grain Jeerakasala rice. It can also be replaced with long grain rice
  • 2-3 tbsp. Clarified Butter (ghee)
  • 50 Gms Onions sliced into lengths
  • 8-10 Cashew Nuts
  • 1 tbsp. Raisins
  • 10 Black Peppercorns
  • 4 Green Cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 Cloves
  • Saffron strands soaked in 1-2 tbsp. Milk (Optional ingredient)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  1. Clean and wash the rice with water. Strain the excess water.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp. clarified butter. Fry raisins. As raisins puff up, remove it from the pan.
  3. Fry Cashew Nuts until it gets golden in color.
  4. Add Green Cardamom, Cinnamon, Peppercorns and Cloves. Fry for few seconds. Now add sliced Onions. Fry until it gets tender.
  5. Remove the fried ingredients from the pan and reserve.
  6. Add 1 tbsp. clarified butter in the pan and allow it to melt. Add rice in the pan and fry on medium heat for 5 mins.
  7. Add salt, 2 cups of water. Mix well. Allow the water to boil. As the rice begins to boil, lower the heat and cook covered.
  8. Rice gets cooked in 8-10 mins. Ensure that you do not have excess water. Turn off the heat
  9. Put in the fried ingredients and mix. Be watchful to not break the grains.
  10. Finally put saffron milk on top. Ghee Rice is ready to be served.
  11. Ghee Rice is an authentic dish from God's own Country-Kerala. Combination of Jeerakasala rice with ghee is unmatchable.
  12. Ghee Rice can be relished with fish curry, chicken curry or Kadala curry
Recipe by Kali Mirch - by Smita at