Ghee rice (neichooru)

Main Dish
4 servings
20 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Basmati rice or any long grain rice, 2 cup

Onion, 1 sliced finely

Bay leaves, 2

Cadamom, 3

Cinnamon  sticks, 2

Ghee, 1/2 cup

For garnishing:

Cashews , 2 tablepsoons

Raisins, 1 tablepsoon

Ghee as required


  • Wash and drain rice.Keep it aside. Heat ghee in a thick bottom vessel.
  • Add half of the onion sliced to this and saute for some time till it becomes soft.To this add bay leaf,cadamom,cinnamon sticks and cloves .
  • Saute again. Now add the drained rice and fry it.
  • When we start hearing the breaking sound of rice add 4 cups of boiling water along with salt.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes on medium flame with lid closed. After 10 minutes,check whether the water is fully absorbed.If not cook for some more minutes without lid.
  • Separate each rice grain with a fork and remove from fire.
  • For garnishing:Heat ghee in a small pan. Crispy fry half of an onion sliced ,raisins and cashews.Garnish on top.


Ghee Rice (Neichooru), photo 1
Ghee Rice (Neichooru), photo 2


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