Ghee Rice/ Neychor


2 cups basmati rice
4 cups water
1 medium sliced onion
4-5 tbsp ghee
4 small pieces of cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
3 cardamom
2 bay leaves

For Garnishing:
1 medium thinly sliced onion
few raisins and cashews


  1. Soak the rice in water for 15-20 minutes. Wash and drain the rice and keep aside.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan and fry cashews and raisins and keep aside. Add 1 thinly sliced onion and fry until brown and keep aside for garnishing.
  3. Add remaining ghee in the pan, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom and bay leaves and saute for 2 minutes. Then add 1 sliced onion and saute until transparent.
  4. Add the drained rice to the pan and fry for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add water along with salt  to the pan, mix well and allow it to boil.
  6. Then lower the heat, cover the pan and cook until the rice is cooked.
  7. Switch off and keep the rice covered for few minutes before serving.
  8. Garnish with fried onions, cashews and raisins and serve hot with chicken or mutton curry….
 Sending to Kerala Kitchen Event hosted by Julie @ Erivum Puliyum



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