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Kerala cuisine

Ghee Rice – Kerala style aromatic delicious pilaf

The fragrance and aroma of ghee rice is absolutely luscious. It is not a difficult task and here, I have used pressure cooker method .Do try out the recipe of this delicious subtly flavoured rice .I would suggest extra rich chicken curry or varutharacha kozhi curry with the delicious ghee rice.

Recipe for  Kerala style Ghee Rice

Ingredients required

Jeerakashala rice/Bangladeshi Biriyani rice- 2 cups

2 green chillies or sambhar mulaku or thondan pachamulaku

Ginger paste-1 tbsp

Garlic paste- 1 tbsp

Cloves- 2 no’s

Mace/Jathipathri/Javinthri- 1 or 2 pieces

Onion (chopped) – 2 tbsp

Grated coconut-1/4 cup

Ghee- 3 tbsp

Coriander leaves – few sprigs(optional)

Salt- as per requirement

Method of Preparation

Wash rice and reserve.

Grind grated coconut to a fine paste by adding water and reserve.

In a pressure cooker heat ghee and sauté onion,green chillies, garlic paste, ginger paste, cloves, mace and coriander leaves until onion is translucent.

Now sauté rice in it for 5 minutes.

Add coconut paste by adding water so that it is 3 1/2 cups.

Now add salt and cook for 2 whistles. Leave it to cool and ghee rice is ready.

Tips: – If you want you can add roasted cashew nuts, raisins and fried onions to the ghee rice.

ghee rice

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