GHEE RICE RECIPE / GHEE RICE KURMA ( KORMA ) RECIPE

There are few weekends when you are in no mood to cook an elaborate meal nor in a mood to dine out. Scenario at my home last weekend was something similar. After eating tummy full poori n veg kurma for breakfast ,  i didn't feel like cooking anything for lunch . But then weekend is the only time we all have lunch together. Since i had some veg kurma left over , I thought of making something fancy,delicious yet simple and quick. " Ghee Rice " cleared the checklist . Ghee Rice is one of those easiest one pot meal, that can be made in minutes,without much effort . Pair it up with any spicy curry preferably kurma .. a bowl of hot steaming rice is all gone..That's how flavorful and delicious it is. ..

ghee rice kurma recipe

Ghee rice is very common in South India . Its mildly flavored and very aromatic . You can prepare this rice in no time with all handy ingredients. I add some coconut milk too in this which adds nice taste and aroma to this dish. Now off to quick and easy ghee rice recipe.

There are few weekends when you are in no mood to cook an elaborate meal nor in a mood to dine out. Scenario at my home last weekend was something similar. After eating tummy full poori n veg kurma for breakfast , i didn't feel like cooking anything for lunch . But then weekend is the only time we a...

GHEE RICE

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Yield2 servings 2 serving

Ingredients

Basmati rice
1 cup
Onion - medium ; sliced lengthwise
1
Green Chilli slit
1
Black pepper
4-5
Coconut Milk ( optional )
3/4 cup
Water
1 3/4 cups
Or
Water + 3/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup
Cashew nuts - few
Salt
to taste
To temper : 
Bay leaf / Tej patta
1
Cardamom / Elaichi
1
Cinnamon / Dalchini - piece
1"
Cloves / lavang
3-4
Star Anise
1
Mace / javitri ( japatre ) - (optional )
1 strand
Ghee ( can add more if you like )
1.5 - 2 tbsps

Steps

  1. Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes.
  2. Add ghee to a cooker or a pot. Add bay leaf, star anise, cloves, cinnamon stick,cardamom and a strand of mace. Fry for a min. 
    GHEE RICE RECIPE / GHEE RICE KURMA ( KORMA ) RECIPE
  3. Add onions ,slit green chilli and pepper to the same pan, fry till onion turns golden . 
    GHEE RICE RECIPE / GHEE RICE KURMA ( KORMA ) RECIPE
  4. Drain rice and add it to fried onions and fry for about 3 to 4 minutes .
    GHEE RICE RECIPE / GHEE RICE KURMA ( KORMA ) RECIPE
    GHEE RICE RECIPE / GHEE RICE KURMA ( KORMA ) RECIPE
  5. Meanwhile prepare coconut milk. Grind about 1/2  small cup grated coconut adding half a cup of water .Do superfine paste.Once it is ground finely,pour it on a strainer and squeeze it to get coconut milk. If you want you can use ready made coconut milk or completely omit it.
    GHEE RICE RECIPE / GHEE RICE KURMA ( KORMA ) RECIPE
  6. Add salt, hot water, coconut milk and stir well. Bring it to a boil and then cover with a lid.
    GHEE RICE RECIPE / GHEE RICE KURMA ( KORMA ) RECIPE
  7. Pressure cook for 1-2 whistles.Allow them to cool completely.Once pressure releases, gently puff rice with a spatula or fork.
  8. Meanwhile heat ghee in a pan, add broken cashew nuts and fry them till they are golden brown in color.
  9. Finally garnish ghee rice with fried cashew nuts and mix well. Serve it with with veg kurmapeas masala / any spicy gravy 
    ghee rice kurma

NOTE:

  1. Basmati Rice to water ratio i follow is 1: 1 3/4 . If using normal rice you can maintain 1 : 2 1/2 ratio. I.e for 1 cup rice . add 2 cup water .
  2. Coconut milk is optional in this recipe. If you want you can add else omit.
  3. In the above recipe water + coconut milk together make 1 3/4 ie 1 glass water + 3/4 coconut milk. If you are not using coconut milk , then add only water 1 3/4 glass.
  4. If you are using basmati rice ,cook for 1 whistle , keep on sim for abt 5-8 mins. Switch off. For normal rice , cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.Basmati rice will cook quickly.

See VEG KURMA recipe HERE

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