Mar 5, 2011

Ghee Rice

Yesterday i was typing the mint rice recipe Amma asked me what are you doing.I explained her about our blogging marathan and my theme.She is very exited and ready to give her special recipes for our marathon.Here I want to tell you all about my mothers cooking she never use any measurement cups and spoons,never maintained a book or diary to store her recipes.she is famous for her pickles and pulihora,ravakesari.My mother likes North Indian food but she never made any north Indian recipe.This Ghee Rice recipe amma made for our lunch to day with soya chunks Kurma.This ghee rice is a special dish in my family amma use to make this for special occations and she use fresh home made ghee for this, that aroma makes us more hungry.Potato kurma is the best combination for this rice.
This is my 2nd post for blogging Marathon#3 for group 2. Let's check how amma made this delicious Ghee Rice.


Rice -- 2 cups

Ghee(clarified butter) --- 4 tab sp
Onion -- 1 medium thinely sliced
Green chillies -- 3 slit in to two
Ginger garlic paste --- 1 tea sp
Cinnamon -- 1 inch stick
cloves --- 4
Cardamom --- 3
Cashew nuts --- 10 broken
Salt --- 1&1/2 tea sp or according to your taste
Coriander& mint leaves --- 1/4 cup finely chopped
1. Wash and soak rice in 4 cups water for half an hour
2. Heat a thick bottomed pan or pressure cooker,pour ghee and fry the cashew nuts in to golden color remove and keep aside.
3. Add cinnamon.cloves,cardamom to the same ghee let them popup.
4. Add sliced onion and green chilies fry till onion turns in to golden.
5.Now add ginger garlic paste,half chopped coriander and mint leaves give a good stir.
6.Drain the water from rice in to another bowl(we are going to use this water to cook rice so don't throw the water).Add rice fry about 3 minutes.
7.Now add the water,salt mix well cover and cook till done in a low flame.
If you are using pressure cooker then cook it for 2 whistles swith off the heat and leave it like that for some time.
Just before serving add fried cashew nuts and chopped coriander and mint leaves mix well and serve hot with any Kurma and rita.
Now let's check what our friend are cooking.
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Srivalli said...

Ghee rice is such a wonderful dish to combine with spicy gravy..looks great

Padmajha said...

Ghee rice and potato kurma are a match made in heaven!

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Ghee rice looks soft n yum yum,ideal with spicy curries..

Ila said...

Ho yummy yummy and tempting :) my fav :) looks delicious :)

Jayashree said...

Looks wonderful.

Harini said...

with potato kurma , it tastes heavenly!
one quick request, can you link my name to my blog url (right now it is mixed Suma's blog url).


KrithisKitchen said...

Simple and decadent.. Great combo with the gravy..

veena said...

I was planning to do this too. Pics looks great:-)

Priya Sreeram said...

aaha- nei sadam-- my fav; looks yum !

Priya Suresh said...

Yumm, thats a delicious rice, can have it even everyday..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Oh I can smell it here... Very aromatic and flavorful I am sure...

kitchen queen said...

simple yet heavenly tasting rice with the aroma of ghee.

Unknown said...

amma is the best cook in the world.this rice looks delicious.

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Yummy dish & your ghee rice killing me.. looks so delicious..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy looking got a very beautiful space...following you..


Pavani said...

Moms are the best, they are like walking cooking encyclopedias. Ghee rice looks too good.

Suma Gandlur said...

I am sure your mother's recipe would have turned out delicious.

Unknown said...

My allltime fav ...looks yum

Anonymous said...

you guys are running a fabulous marathon! :)Looking forward to learn a lot

CurryLeaf said...

Super Rice Rekha. It looks great. Mothers cooking has that thing to pulls us towards them. We can neer match them even if we try. Excellent combo with kurma

priya said...

ghee rice looks absolutely tempting, dear...yummy

Raks said...

Never made ghee rice before though its way too simple!

Unknown said...

very flavorful and delicious....too yum!

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MySpicyKitchen said...

Ghee rice and potato kurma is a nice combo.. yum