Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ghee Rice/Nei choru

I love this rice especially with some easy non vegetarian curry, it tastes superb and makes a magnificent treat for guests coming over!The only tedious part about this recipe would be extracting the coconut milk but we have alternatives now- tinned/canned coconut milk for the lazy ones :)
Wishing all my friends around the world - Eid Mubarak :)


I don't know why they call this ghee rice/nei choru because the coconut milk in it is so dominantly taking over all the flavours.In our home, we all prefer this to biryani as biryani is a little heavier but this ghee rice is flavourful and light as well.


 I just added the normal whole spices to this but you can make it as lavish as you want with dry fruits and even more ghee! I just like the simple coconut milk flavoured rice and the way it complements a simple coconut basede gravy ----- heavenly!

 

You need
Basmati rice 2 cups (soaked for half hour and drained)
Coconut milk(thick) 1 cup
Water 2 cups

To season the rice
Ghee 1 tablespoon + Oil 1-2 tsp
Whole spices - cardamom,cloves - 3-4 each ,star anise & cinnamon - 1-2 pieces each
Baby onions/sambar onions 10 nos sliced finely
Green chillies 2 nos slit length wise
Curry leaves 2-3 sprigs
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric power 1/2 tsp

  •  Heat a nonstick vessel, add the ghee and oil and once hot, add the whole spices, baby onions, curry leaves, green chillies and saute well, take care to not burn the onions i feel it spoils the appearance of the rice.
  • Add the basmati rice and saute it well until translucent in the oils.
  • Now add the coconut milk and water required for the rice to cook.
  • Add the turmeric and salt to taste and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 12-15 minutes until the rice puffs up.



  • Serve hot with any spicy coconut based vegetarian gravy or chicken curry and raita.


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