Vegetable Ghee Rice


3 cups basmati rice
6 cups of boiling water
1 small onion, sliced
1 medium carrot, chopped into small pieces
1 cup beans, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup fresh green peas (optional)
1 bay leaf
5 cardamoms
6 cloves
2-3 small pieces of cinnamon stick
4-5 tbsp ghee
salt to taste

For Garnishing:

1 small onion, thinly sliced
few raisins and cashew nuts


  1. Wash the rice well until you get clear water,  drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp ghee in a thick bottomed pan and fry cashew nuts and raisins and keep it aside. Add 1 thinly sliced onion and fry until brown and keep it aside for garnishing.
  3.  Add remaining ghee in the same pan and add sliced onion and saute until soft and transparent. ( Don’t let it turn golden/ brown).
  4. Add cardamom, cloves , bay leaf and cinnamon and saute for a minute.
  5. Add in the chopped vegetables and saute for 5 minutes until the vegetables are coated in oil.
  6. Add the drained rice and stir fry for another 5 minutes.
  7. Add boiling water and salt and mix well. Allow it to boil in high flame until almost all the water is evaporated, stirring occasionally in between.
  8. Then close the lid tightly and cook at very low flame till done.
  9. Garnish with fried onions, cashew nuts and raisins and serve hot with chicken or mutton curry….

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