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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ghee Rice Recipe | Nei Sadam

Today I am posting Ghee Rice. I prepared this rice and clicked few weeks ago and it has been sitting in my draft for quite sometime. I have been working on the post for the past 2 days but still couldn't post it. Today I am determined to post it.
It is a flavorful rice with mild spices and Ghee. Usually it is served with some spicy side dish. I served it with mutton fry. Who doesn't like something so easy to make and tastes delicious??  :)

What are the ingredients needed?

Basmati Rice, 2 cups
Ghee, 4 tablespoons
Fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Cloves, 4-5 nos
Cinnamon, 1" long piece
Bay leaf, 1 no
Star Anise, 1 no
Cardamom, 2-3 nos
Cashew, 10-12 nos
Onion, 1 (medium) finely sliced
Green Chillies, 2-3 nos
Ginger garlic paste, 1 tablespoon (optional)
Cilantro, to garnish (optional)

How it is made?

  1. Wash and soak basmati rice for atleast 20 minutes. Then drain the excess water and set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoon of Ghee in a pressure cooker, add fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf , star anise and cardamom and fry for a minute.
  3. Then add the sliced onion, green chillies and fry till the onions turn translucent. Then add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  4. Then add the rice and fry for 2 more minutes and add about 3.5 cups of water and pressure cook till the rice is done. Usually what I do is after one whistle reduce the heat to low cook for 5 minutes and turn off the heat.
  5. In the mean time, in a pan heat 2 tablespoon of ghee, add cashews and fry till they start to change color and set them aside.
  6. When the pressure releases, add the fried cashew along with the left over ghee and gently mix it, garnish with cilantro and serve it with side dish of your choice.

  • Instead of adding onions(in step 3) along with green chillies in the initial stage it can be later fried and added along with cashews(in step 6).
  • If you prefer,you can also add mint leaves (in step 3).
  • Usually raisins are also added along with cashews. I didn't add, but if you like you can add it.


  1. wow delicious and aromatic ghee rice aks... perfect....

  2. Aiyo makes me drool :) looks so tempting Divs, passing u some blogging energy dear ;)

  3. rich n flavorful one pot meal, looks so tempting with that mutton fry :)

  4. I can feel tat lovely aroma here!!! One of the simplest and versatile flavor of rice :) Very nice post...

  5. Omg, who can resist to this combo, rice with mutton roast,makes me hungry.

  6. Delicious and very very flavourful ghee rice dear and the mutton fry, perfect combo...

  7. Tempting and flavorful,clicks are beautiful.

  8. Ghee rice looks delicious perfect meal.

  9. Flavorful and my fav rice....Love them with Chiken gravy ..lovely post

  10. looks so fab...that should have been great with that curry

  11. Ghee rice looks delicious. Perfect with a spicy curry.

  12. It will very yummy with pepper chicken curry..

  13. Flavorful rice.. looks delicious with spicy side ddish..

  14. wow such an flavouful rice looks yummy with nuts in it :)

  15. Such a flavorful & rich rice.. Love it with a chicken or mutton gravy !


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