Tuesday, May 8, 2012


i had finally mustered the courage to buy basmati rice.......bought india gate super basmati rice and started googling for a simple rice dish to start with......i cudnt click pics....but made sure to note the recipe here for future reference as it turned out very good..the recipe is a combination of instructions from diff sites...

recipe source
vahchef and some other random rice recipes


1 cup basmati (2 cups water)
ghee or butter ( around 1/2 cup)  i used both
onions(thinly sliced)-3(reserve some of them for topping)
green chillies - 3
ginger and garlic (minced)-1 tsp
mint leaves - 3 tsp
coriander leaves - 2 tsp
salt- to taste
cashews- as you like

masala items...

shahjeera(fennel)- 1 tsp
cumin seeds - 1tsp
cinnamon- 1 inch
bay leaf-2
star anise-1
mace-1 flower
marathi moggu-1

1. Clean the rice 2 or 3 times and soak for around 40 min(soaking time varies.. depends on the quality of rice.. follow as per instructions on the packet).drain .add ghee to a pan and fry the rice grains slightly and keep aside
2. now add some butter to the pan fry the items under masala items carefully without burning them. add some more ghee and add onions and green chillies, minced ginger and garlic paste, pudina leaves, coriander leaves,saute till onions turn pink, add 2 cups of water....when water starts boiling...add the rice and salt,mix well and transfer to a rice cooker...(thats what i do as i dont know cooking it on stovetop....)...after 5 min open the lid...mix lightly and close the lid...it may take around 10 minutes or less...
3. again add ghee to the pan...roast a few cashews..set aside ...and fry the remaining onions till light brown colour..open the rice cooker...take the cooked rice in a wide basin...add fried cashews and onions along with the remaining ghee...fluff gently with a fork....mix well gently....yummy flavourful ghee rice is ready

serve with any spicy curry or even simple raitha is a good combo...

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