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How To Make Malabar Ghee Rice

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This malabar ghee rice is delicious and very tempting. Try this recipe and you will get to know how simple it is to make.
Ingredients
  Basmati rice 500 Gram
  Water 1 Liter
  Onion 100 Gram, chopped
  Carrot 4 , chopped
  Pineapple 50 Gram, chopped
  Cashew nuts 50 Gram
  Raisins 50 Gram
  Jeera 20 Gram
  Dalda/Ghee 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Cardamom 10 Gram
  Pepper 20 Gram
  Cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 6
  Salt To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a pan and put 2 teaspoons of dalda and melt it. Add cashew nuts and raisins and lightly fry them. Set aside.
2. Remove them from the heat and transfer to a bowl.
3. In the same pan, add 1 tablespoon of dalda and add onions. Make them little brown and keep aside.
4. In a pressure cooker and put 1 tablespoon of dalda and melt it.
5. Add in the fried onions and stir well.
6. Stir in carrots and pineapple. Add cardamom, pepper, jeera and mix well.
7. Pour water and stir well using a spatula. Add salt and curry leaves.
8. Add in the rice and stir well.
9. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 15 minutes until you get 3 whistles.
10. Transfer the ghee rice to a serving plate, Garnish with the fried cashews and raisins.

SERVING
11. Serve the Ghee Rice with curd salad and pickle.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Malabar
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Indian Neichoru
This traditional Malabar Rice dish, is often considered as a vegetarian substitute for biryani and always features on festive occasions in Kerala. It’s rich with hydrogenated vegetable fat, fragrant with spices and sweet with fruits. This recipe is a vegan version using dalda instead of ghee. It’s a great upgrade from the staple rice for special occasions such as family gatherings, parties, or when you have unplanned guests over for dinner. Just having a spicy curry is also enough reason to make this delici

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2 Comments

tanya3286's picture
ghee rice.. sounds nice! I have had pulao and all made with ghee or butter before but this is a bit different.. i will give it a try!! :)
mallpret's picture
Really? pineapple in ghee rice in Malabar??? You must be kidding!