Ghee Rice

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Ghee Rice is a South Indian Style of aromatic rice prepare using ghee and basic spices. A perfect one pot meal which is delicious and easy to prepare.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Served As: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian, Soul Food
Recipe Taste: Salty, Savoury
Calories 482 kcal
Servings 3


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 4 tbsp Desi Ghee +2 tbsp extra
  • 1 Onion large thinly sliced
  • 10 cashews
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 3 Clove
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Handful Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required


  • Wash and soak the rice for 15-20 mins and set aside.
  • Heat 4 tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottom pan, add Cashew nuts and fry till golden brown. Then fry raisins until it puffs up. Keep both aside.
  • Now add onion to the same ghee and fry till caramelized. It will take around 5-10 mins. Take out and keep it aside.
  • Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, curry leaves and bay leaf to the same pan and allow it to splutter.
  • Add the drained rice and salt to it and fry for 2-3 mins. Add 1.5 cup of hot water to it and allow it to boil.
  • When rice is done add the remaining ghee, caramalised onion, fried cashewnuts and raisins reserving some for garnish.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg

Akum Raj Jamir
Akum Raj Jamir

A foodie and a passionate cook. Loves everything about food. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and develop new recipes.

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