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 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.
To temper :
- Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes.
- 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.
- Add onions ,slit green chilli and pepper to the same pan, fry till onion turns golden .
- Drain rice and add it to fried onions and fry for about 3 to 4 minutes .
- 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.
- Add salt, hot water, coconut milk and stir well. Bring it to a boil and then cover with a lid.
- Pressure cook for 1-2 whistles.Allow them to cool completely.Once pressure releases, gently puff rice with a spatula or fork.
- Meanwhile heat ghee in a pan, add broken cashew nuts and fry them till they are golden brown in color.
- Finally garnish ghee rice with fried cashew nuts and mix well. Serve it with with veg kurma/ peas masala / any spicy gravy
- 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 .
- Coconut milk is optional in this recipe. If you want you can add else omit.
- 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.
- 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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