Monday, March 28, 2011


Welcome to my cookbook Cookerypoint - Ila's Kitchen. Hope all are doing well. Today my recipe is fabulous Ghee Rice. This recipe belongs to South Indian Cuisine especially from kerala cuisine. Hope many of them are familiar with ghee rice. This recipe is very common in the menu of many marriages in the south. Actually, ghee rice is served with dal curry or with non veg curry in Kerala. This can also be served with Vegetable kurma which goes well with the rice. Shall we go to our recipe...


Basmathi Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 (Large, Vertically chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbspn
Pepper corns - 6 no (Crushed,add more to your spice taste)
Hot water - 1 1/2 cups
Ghee - 3 tbspn
Oil - 3 tbspn
Cliantro - little
Fried Onion asrequired
Fried Cashews as required
Fried Raisins as required
Cloves - 2 no
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Bay leaf - 1 no
Fennel - 1 tspn


Soak rice for 20 minutes and drain it.
Heat ghee and oil in a wide pan, and add cloves,cinnamon,bayleaf and fennel.
Now,add onion and fry well till it become transulent.
Add crushed pepper corns and fry for few minutes.
Green chillies can also be used instead of pepper corns.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw aroma leaves.
Now,add drained rice and fry it till the colour changes.
Stir the rice continously with gentle for about 3 minutes.
Add hot water and let it boil and add salt.
Cover the pan when water boils and keep in low flame for 10 minutes.
Check if water is absorbed and switch off flame.
Let it be for 10 minutes and the open the pan.
Fluff rice gently with fork and garnish it.
Garnish with coriander leaves,fried cashews,raisins and onion.
Add pinch of garam masala to enrich the taste and flavor.


Add half cup of hot water if rice is not cooked well.
Leave it for another 5 minutes in low flame.

Serving Suggestion:

This South Indian Recipe is perfect for lunch and dinner. Ghee rice can be served with Vegetable kurma.

I am also sending this recipe to A.W.E.D. Indian Cuisine Event  hosted by Umm and originated by DK.

I am also sending this recipe to Dish Name Starts With G Event started by Akila.


Vidhya said...

I love Ghee rice any day,your ghee rice look so delicious.

aipi said...

Love this anytime, any day..looks very tempting!

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Ghee rice looks super...

Pushpa said...

Aromatic and delicious ghee rice.

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

This is my all time favourite...

Valar Siva said...

Yummy ghee rice... So tempting and very good photography!


Swathi said...

Ghee rice looks awesome delicious.

Unknown said...

Tempting Rice

divya said...

Looks delicious...mouthwatering...thanks for sharing.

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful delicious ghee rice

Only Fish Recipes said...

Hi Ila....rice looks really delicious...there's an award galore waiting for u in my accept it !

Umm Mymoonah said...

I'm so much used with dalcha and curries with ghee rice. Your veg kurma option sound delicious. Thank you dear for making this wonderful entry to AWED :)

Sneha Benny said...

Ghee rice looks super !!!

Rumana Rawat said...

One of my fav rice.. I have a event running in my blog. do participate:)

Chitra said...

I am planning to try this for my hubby's lunch box. will try soon. bookmarked !!

Raks said...

So so yummy looking rice! wish I could have that plate of rice!

Rachu said...

no regrets to have ths rice.. wonderful ghee rice

Treat and Trick said...

Looks yummy! Pass me that platter please...

Radhika said...

Hi Ila,

following you. My link did not work previously. Had some problem. Don't know what. Love the flavorful rice and what an awesome click.
Do visit mine when you find time.

Unknown said...

Looks so tempting and very inviting !!

Madhu said...

Looks tempting dear!

Prathima Rao said...

Fabulous recipe!!! Love the aroma & flavor!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Unknown said...

Ila This rice looks too yummy!

Preety said...

simple yet delicious

Only Fish Recipes said...

thanks for dropping by my space dear ! you have a wonderful space here !

Deepthi Shankar said...

I love ghee rice .. been a while since I ate it

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

will surely try this version...sounds tempting..
stop by n collect an award plz..
Tasty Appetite

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Ghee rice looks yummy...nice presentation too.

Amritha Kalyani said...

looks delicious.. very nicely presented.. looks tempting..

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