Basic Malabar Ghee Rice / Naichoru


Basic  Malabar Ghee Rice / Naichoru

Ingredients
  • 2 cups biryani rice or use best quality basmati rice
  • 3 1/2 cups hot water
  • salt,as needed
  • few fresh spices(cloves,bay leaves,star anise,cardamom)
  • 1 tbs ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 onion
  • cashew nuts and raisins, to garnish
  • 1 tsp fresh garam masala
  • 1 drop rose essence
Directions
Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel. Fry onion slices on low heat till golden brown and set aside.Fry cashews and raisins in the same pan and keep aside.Throw some fresh spices and saute till nice aroma appears. Add rice to this and fry for 1 minute (just warm up only so that rice is covered with ghee). Add hot water,adjust salt and add 1 drop of rose water. Cook the rice at high heat till the water starts to boil, then lower the heat and cook covered till rice becomes soft .Sprinkle fresh garam masala ,cover with aluminum foil and bake at 300 degrees F oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Garnish with ghee fried raisins,onions,cashews and some fresh cilantro leaves. Serve with spicy egg masala,chicken curry ,pickle,raita etc...




51 Comments:

Preeti Kashyap said...

lovely pic...I love the egg curry in the side!

Happy Cook said...

One thing i am not a huge fan is ghee, but what i love is that egg curry you have on the side :-)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I prepare the same way but love to add some green peas and shallot..looks so delicious

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

But haven't thought abt add rose water and raisin..maybe ?I should add them for my son's B'day party and see how it taste..thanks for sharing dear...I wanted to prepare everything different for his b'day tis year:)

Swathi said...

vrinda,

Ghee choru looks really good. egg curry also good.

Gulmohar said...

This is a family fav here...entethu draft-il kidakkan thudangeettu kurachu naalayi :-) mutta curry-yude color kidilan..

Priya said...

YUmm!!thats my fav..wat an excellent spread..

kitchen queen said...

simple and yummy rice.

Sathya Sankar said...

Ghee rice looks mouthwatering , love the side dish too !

Asha said...

Ghee rice! I love it and pics are so good. Mouthwatering dish.

Cham said...

I like ghee rice, but ur version is different! Looks palatable!

Jagruti said...

Ghee rice looks yummy and tasty!!nice pics..

SE said...

yummy...i too add cloves in the ghee rice !!

Deepti said...

Ghee rice luks perfect with all those spices...nice click.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Vrinda
This recipe is very new for me...sending it to SOMEONE to cook..Having Italian rissoto days in and days out ( I am a bong, cant survive on pasta every day,,so rice in any form will do even Italian big rice), I am just imagining that I am going to eat this in diner today
hahve a nice week

Cool Lassi(e) said...

What a delicious plate of Ghee Rice. Looks divine.

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! thats a royal rice with all those exotic spices:)

kothiyavunu said...

Wow!!! Neychoru looks so yummy!!!!
love to have it with some spicy meat curry...

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering Vrinda. This is one of fav, same pinch me too made this for lunch today :)

Pavithra said...

This is my last sunday menu.. We love this..looks so tempting again even i had already.. nice egg curry too dear.

simply.food said...

Rice looks absolutely delicious.

Swapna Sree said...

wooow!!looks so beautiful and yummy.....

The Cooking Photographer said...

That is stunning rice!

Gita said...

OMG...awesome photo Vrinda...rice looks so tempting with the egg curry :)

meeso said...

I love these rice dishes, looks awesome!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds so fragrant with the addition of rose essence!

PALATABLE said...

Simple but great in taste, love your picture too..

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Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very yummy rice. love the presentation too...

Fathima said...

one of my all time favs... love the clicks!

Nandini said...

FANTASTIC naichoru! Egg curry is best combo for this rice. Beautiful presentation!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy delicious kerala special...nice presentation

shanthi said...

Simple and colourful. I can smell the aroma of rose water.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

love to have it with any spicy kurma....

sowmya's creative saga said...

love the picture..looks so delicious..

Deepa G Joshi said...

great clicks..what a nice flavorful rice..too good.

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shahana said...

neichoorilai rose essence aroma evide varai ethi!!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks colourful and perfect garnishing too...

Uma said...

yummy rice! Soo tempting.

Reshmi said...

hey vrinda....i always love malabar dishes...i m find of non veg items there....ghee rice looks rich n delicious..it looks like the traditional mughal authentic food delights....i love this one...my mom always prepare this for me...nice recipe...

Tina said...

Ingane kothipikaruthu dear....Iyoooo njan ivide vishannu kannu thalli irikumbozha ithokke kanunnathu.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic Recipe !! Being a Rajasthani Ghee is something i always love !! Fantastic

Latha said...

Yummy ghee rice....mutta curry adipoli, its color is making me drool :).

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Vrinda! Tks for the visit ya! ;)

Wow, U've got huge collection of recipes here! I'm drooling over ur NeiSoru...! and the tempting cake below! ;) hehehe

I'm following U :D

Claudia said...

Oh the ghee rice sounds grand. Loving the egg curry. Wondering about how it would be for breakfast (good, I think!) Mouth-watering photos.

Sarah Naveen said...

Adipoli..vayi vellam varunnu...egg curryum kidillan...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

OMG, lovely rice dish... Aromatic and very tempting I would need 2 platters to satisfy myself!!!

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A Homemakers Diary said...

great looking dish. thats a great recipe for one pot meal. a life saver.

Siddhi S said...

wow rich n yummy ghee rice, vl taste superb...yumm

Rohini said...

My favorite comfort food these days!! I am drooling away at the pics!

Katy ~ said...

This looks tantalizing and so irresistible that I could eat a whole bowl of this. Keeping this recipe. Thank you for sharing...it looks and sounds like a keeper!

Veena Theagarajan said...

yummy rice!

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