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Ghee rice | Ghee pulao | Simple ghee pulav

Ghee rice | Ghee pulao | Simple ghee pulav

Ghee rice or ghee pulao is a variety rice recipe prepared with basmati rice and ghee with fried cashews. Serve ghee pulav with any kind of spicy gravy. Learn with a video.

This ghee rice is very popular among kids because of the beautiful aroma comes from ghee/clarified butter. On top of that, cashews and dry grapes are used to enhance the taste. Moreover, this Ghee pulao is a perfect lunch box item, which can be taken plain or with some dry/gravy side like Paneer tikka, Matar paneer gravy or Kadai chicken gravy. Usually, my kids like to have this yummy ghee pulav just as it is for lunch.

I suggest making this ghee rice in an open kadai as I explained in this post. But if you are in a hurry, you can make using a pressure cooker. For pressure cooker method, see the tips section for the measurements.

You may like to serve this ghee rice with these gravies.

Mushroom masala

Paneer butter masala

Veg kolhapuri              

Cauliflower pepper masala

Please watch the video here:

Ghee rice | Ghee pulao | Simple ghee pulav
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soaking time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Ghee rice or ghee pulao is a variety rice recipe prepared with basmati rice and ghee with fried cashews. Ghee pulav is served with any kind of spicy gravy.
Course: lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Ghee pulao, Ghee pulao with cashews, Ghee rice, Ghee rice recipe, Ghee rice with cashews, How to do ghee rice, How to make ghee rice, Simple ghee pulav
Servings: 4
Calories: 450 kcal
Author: Sangeetha
Ingredients
To cook rice:
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 l water (approx.)
To Season:
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 mace
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 green chilli
  • 2 tbsp cashew
  • 1 tbsp dry grapes
Instructions
Preparation:
  1. Slice onions.
  2. Rinse and soak the basmati rice with enough water for 20 minutes.
Recipe to make ghee rice:
  1. In a large vessel, boil water. Add bay leaf, cardamom, salt and let the water come to full boiling.
  2. When water is boiling fully, add the soaked basmati rice and mix gently.
  3. Cook the rice for around ten minutes until the grains become soft. But be careful not to cook until mushy stage.
  4. Once the rice is done, drain the extra water completely and keep aside.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan, fry star anise and cardamom. You can use cloves also if you like.
  6. Add sliced onions and fry them to deep brown color.
  7. By this time a wonderful aroma arises from the browned onions. Now transfer the onions from the pan to a plate and keep aside.
  8. In the same pan with the remaining ghee, add green chillies, broken cashews and dry grapes.
  9. Roast these items to golden color.
  10. Now add these fried cashews, grapes to the cooked basmati rice and mix gently.
  11. Sprinkle the reserved browned onions on top of it and switch off.
  12. Serve hot or box for lunch with gravy.
Recipe Notes

Tips/notes: 1) If you want a no onion ghee rice recipe, just skip it. But the brown onions enhance the taste of the rice. 2) For making the ghee pulao in a pressure cooker, use 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of basmati rice. 3) Don't replace ghee with butter or oil as they may alter the taste of the ghee rice.

Preparation:

  • Slice onions.
  • Rinse and soak the basmati rice with enough water for 20 minutes.

Recipe to make ghee rice:

How to cook the rice:

  • In a large vessel, boil water & add bay leaf, cardamom, salt. Let the water come to full boiling.

Ghee rice -bay leaf&cardamom Ghee rice -salt

  • When water is boiling fully, add the soaked basmati rice and mix gently.

Ghee rice -rice Ghee rice -cook for 10m

  • Cook the rice for around ten minutes until the grains become soft. But be careful not to cook until mushy stage.

Ghee rice -mix Ghee rice -rice boiled

  • Once the rice is done, drain the extra water completely and keep aside.

Ghee rice -drain out water

How to make seasoning:

  • Heat ghee in a pan, fry star anise and cardamom. You can use cloves also if you like.

Ghee rice -ghee Ghee rice -star,cardamom,mace

  • Add sliced onions and fry them to deep brown color.

Ghee rice -onions Ghee rice -brown onions

  • By this time a wonderful aroma arises from the browned onions. Now transfer the onions from the pan to a plate and keep aside.

Ghee rice -onions to plate

  • In the same pan with the remaining ghee, add green chillies, broken cashews and dry grapes.
  • Roast these items to golden color.

Ghee rice -green chilli Ghee rice -cashews Ghee rice -dry grapes Ghee rice -golden fry

  • Now add these fried cashews, grapes to the cooked basmati rice and mix gently.

Ghee rice -fried items into rice Ghee rice -mix

  • Sprinkle the reserved browned onions on top of it and switch off.

Ghee rice -brown onions

  • Serve hot or box for lunch with gravy.

Ghee rice -serve

Tips/notes:                                       

1) If you want a no onion ghee rice recipe, just skip it. But the brown onions enhance the taste of the rice.

2) For making the ghee pulao in a pressure cooker, use 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of basmati rice.

3) Don’t replace ghee with butter or oil as they may alter the taste of the ghee rice.

4) Check the salt while mixing the seasoning and add some if required.

Try these popular recipes:

Onion pakora

Simple veg pulao with milk

Javvarisi payasam

 

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