Kerala Easy Ghee Rice | Nei Choru

by SulakshanaR
Kerala Easy Ghee Rice | Nei Choru
Kerala Easy Ghee Rice | Nei Choru is an aromatic savory rice dish made with rice, ghee and spices. This recipe is a Malabar special and from the Kerala cuisine. This is a very simple recipe and takes your simple meal to a different level. Rather than having plain steamed rice, some more work and you get a fragrant and delicious rice that goes with any dal recipe. This pairs well with any spicy mutton or chicken curry or any vegetable curry. This ghee rice preparation is very simple and easy to make and every common preparation for special occasions like family gatherings or parties. If your looking for a variation from Briyani and Pulav, don’t hesitate. This recipe is exactly what you ought to try. Try this delicous Nei Choru dish during your weekend with your favourite curry and enjoy with your family.
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Kerala Easy Ghee Rice | Nei Choru
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 6 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts - ½ cup
  • Raisins(Onakka munthiri) - ½ cup
  • Onions(sliced) - 2 nos
  • Ginger(finely crushed) - 1 tsp
  • garlic(finely crushed) - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 2 nos
  • Cardamom(Elakka) - 4 nos
  • Bay leaves(Vazhana/Karuga ela) - 2
  • Coriander leaves - 3 sprigs
  • Water - cups
  • Salt(As reqd) -
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 6 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts - ½ cup
  • Raisins(Onakka munthiri) - ½ cup
  • Onions(sliced) - 2 nos
  • Ginger(finely crushed) - 1 tsp
  • garlic(finely crushed) - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 2 nos
  • Cardamom(Elakka) - 4 nos
  • Bay leaves(Vazhana/Karuga ela) - 2
  • Coriander leaves - 3 sprigs
  • Water - cups
  • Salt(As reqd) -
Votes: 12
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Wash and drain rice. Set aside.
  2. Heat 3 tbsp of ghee in a pan.
  3. Fry half of the sliced onions, until golden brown. Drain and keep aside.
  4. In the remaining ghee, fry cashew nuts and raisins separately.
  5. Add the rest of the ghee to this pan.
  6. SautT all the spices, ginger & garlic and fry for a while.
  7. Add rest of the sliced onions and fry, until translucent.
  8. Add rice and fry for about 10-12 minutes approx. making sure that the grains are not broken.
  9. Pour water and increase the heat to high.
  10. Add salt and as soon as the water starts to boil, simmer and add coriander leaves.
  11. Cover the pan with a tight lid and cook, until the rice is done and the water is totally absorbed.
  12. Garnish with fried onions, cashew nuts and raisins.
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12 comments

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Gopal December 25, 2007 - 12:00 am

For 2 cups of rice, the amount of onion, cashew and raisins are too much ( probably half would be enough). Also, rice takes only 3-4 min to be fried ( as others have noted). Better to cook in pressure cooker.

Very easy and tasty recipe.

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sneha November 11, 2006 - 12:00 am

The rice need only 3 or 5 mints of frying. if you fry more there is a chance of overcooking.

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Ajayan December 25, 2006 - 12:00 am

3-5 Mts is enough to fry rice.

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Deepa`s October 26, 2005 - 12:00 am

Finger licking
Awesome

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Suni May 24, 2007 - 12:00 am

Hmmmm.YUMMMMM. very tasty!!

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Mariya July 24, 2008 - 12:00 am

i reduced amount of ghee to 4 tbsp but still came out really well!!thanks for posting…

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Anjana Karthik October 31, 2008 - 12:00 am

So good the rice was… thanks for the wonderful recipe…

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Laiza May 19, 2012 - 4:35 am

The Ghee rice turned out real awesome with just 15 mins prep before the cooking. I used ginger garlic paste instead and Step 11 of cooking the rice was done by me in a pressure cooker where you close the lid without the whistle and once the steam comes out, lower the flame and keep it cooking for 7 mins exactly and then turn off the flame and the ghee rice can be scooped out after 20 mins!

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Maria Nevis September 3, 2009 - 9:22 am

Fantastic recipe. Thank you

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Sulakshana R February 10, 2007 - 12:00 am

Sneha & Ajayan
Thanx for ur comments, but the way I do it….
10-12 mnts on VERY low flame….other wise the rice will burn out!!!!
Fryin the rice for this long wz nvr over cooked!!!

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Thara June 15, 2006 - 12:00 am

Simple and Good….Preparation written in a very good way

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sumesh June 1, 2006 - 12:00 am

Certainly gonna try this..

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