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Neychoru/Ghee Rice

This rich fragrant ghee rice is a Malabar special. It is very simple yet exotic and perfect for any occasion especially if you have sudden  guests and do not have much time to make an elaborate dinner or lunch.This quick and delicious rice is usually paired with a spicy chicken or mutton curry. It is usually made with a special rice called kaima rice but here I am using basmathi rice.

Basmathi Rice- 2 cups
Water- 2 1/2 cup
Cinnamon stick- 2 piece
Cardamon- 3
Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp( optional)
Bay leaf-1
Star Aniseed- 2
Ghee- 2 tsp+ 2 tsp oil
Onion -1 medium thinly sliced
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp (optional)

For garnish
Thinly sliced onion- 1 medium
Cashew nuts- 15-18
Raisins -2 tbs
Ghee melted-2 tsp

Wash and soak rice for half an hour,drain and keep aside.

Heat oil in a deep quart pan and add ghee and oil. Add the whole spices and saute till there is  a nice aroma. Add ginger garlic paste and saute and after a minute add sliced onions and fry till it turns slight golden brown.

To this add the rice and fry in medium flame for two to three minute till the rice changes color and is well coated with ghee. Pour in 2 1/2 cups of warm water and allow it to boil.Cover,reduce flame and cook till all the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Switch off the flame and using a fork make the rice fluffy.

In a separate pan heat  ghee and fry cashew nuts and raisins.Drain and keep aside. In the same pan fry sliced onions till brown and crispy. Garnish this over the rice and serve with spicy chicken curry and raita.

Sending this to Akila's event Dish Name Starts with N

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Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. I make this every now n then..Family fav..Suja, I tell u, u r a killer gal..So scrumptious

  2. Hi Suja ,

    Ghee rice looks AAAwesome with attractive colours!!!

    Nicely presented:)

  3. i love ghee rice with chicken curry.. reminds me of my college days :)

  4. Yummy rice, pairs with almost any side dish..

  5. Nice mildly flavoured rice. Can go with any dish.

  6. Looks the ghee rice.

  7. Neychorinte manam ivide kitti ketto suja..aa fennel seedsum pattayum okke kandappozhe vayaru niranju...Yummy.(recipeyil fennel seeds ille ?)

  8. Neychorinte manam ivide kitti ketto suja..aa fennel seedsum pattayum okke kandappozhe vayaru niranju...Yummy.(recipeyil fennel seeds ille ?)

    1. Dhyuthi undu ketto:)I am a fan of fennel seeds,ella masalayude kudeyum idum,but it is optional,will edit the post:)

  9. Ghee rice with those raisins/cashews who would say no the pretty flower in center..hugs

  10. Flavorful rice...Adipoli presentation..

  11. i feel flavour of ghee here nicely presented

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    1. Hi Anon thanks for stopping by and for the interest in this post. I am not there in any shared sites other than google plus. But you can write to me and I will be happy to answer anything regarding the post.I found your site about Paleo Diet very interesting,Keep up the good work!

  13. Yummy Loved it :)will cook it for sure as its one of my daughter's favorite Ghee rice :):)

  14. now thats a bowl of perfectly cooked rice..yum

  15. Neychoru koruchu ivdeku kodthu vidamo. Adipoli. I can't cook now as coughing badly.

  16. hi suja, the rice looks delicious- i always like ghee, it has a great flavor.
    in fact i add a tablespoon of ghee in my biryani rice as well.
    your neychorughee rice would be so delicious with mutton curry...hmmm

  17. Wow I an feel the smell here... Perfectly done n beautifully presented... If you wish you can sent to the ongoing event Dish name starts with N at my place.

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  18. Aromatic and yummmy ghee rice,perfect with spicy side dish.

  19. Cute presentation. Surely my kids would love this !!!

  20. Its damn flavored rice...

  21. very well the decoration and the topping .
    u r tempting me...slurp.

  22. oh wow....Aweosme and sounds very delicious and fav too...Very inviting pic:)

  23. wow, made me hungry. Drooling :)

  24. Lovely blog.....i am following you...pls feel free to drop back in my space and follow too..

  25. It looks fabulous with your lovely presentation!

  26. i am getting the aroma just seeing the snaps dear, vishakunne :)

  27. kothipikunoo...kurachy varutha aracha chcicken curry koode undengil...parayumbole vayil velam vannu..

  28. Looks yum

  29. Looks super delicious. Love this rice.had this once in Kerala

  30. Suja.. I always enjoy your food photographs! They make me drool. This one is no different! :) LOVE IT!!

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  31. Looks so inviting!!

  32. Ghee bhat in Bengal is mostly made as an offering to the God. we loved its sweet taste and the gorgeous smell. love your version too. beautiful presentation.

  33. Ghee rice with all those exotic spices. Hmmm yumm!!!!

  34. You are making me hungry! :) this looks yum!

  35. Love your blog.

  36. Love this flavorful rice..Delicious..Delicious..Delicious...

  37. delicious ghee rice.. loved ur presentation..

  38. Flavorful yum rice. Looks yummmm

  39. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

  40. Loveee this dish. Beautiful presentation Suja!!


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