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Friday, January 20, 2012

Nei Choru / Ghee Rice

Nei Choru or Ghee rice is popular in kerala, in northern part. The taste of ghee and spices in this rice is equally enjoyed by kids and adults.

  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Sliced Onions - 1 small 
  • Cloves -4
  • Cardamom -4 
  • Cinnamon -2 inch long 
  • Ghee - 4 tbsp
  • Cashewnut - 12 nos
  • Raisins - 2 tbsp
  • Thinly sliced Onion - 1 small(for garnishing)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water- 4 cups

  • Wash the rice and drain it.
  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan 
  • Fry cashews and raisins and keep it aside.
  • Add 1 tbsp Ghee and fry the thinly sliced onions(for garnishing) until golden brown and remove it.
  • Add the remaining Ghee in the same pan and saute all the spices for 2 minutes.
  • Add sliced onions and saute the onion until translucent.
  • Add the drained rice to the pan .
  • Stir continuously and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add water and salt to the pan.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook.
  • Remove from the fire when the rice is cooked and all water has been absorbed .
  • Garnish the rice with fried Onion, Cashewnut and raisins.

Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Chicken Curry / pickle.


  1. I love this any time of the week..You are making me to have it now..


  2. perfectly made gheerice...superb