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Wednesday, November 18, 2009



Basmati rice - 1 cup
Coconut(scraped) - 1 cup
Ghee - 3 tablespoons
Green chillies -4 or 5
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp.
Big onion - 1
Potatoes - 2
Shelled peas - 1/4 cup
Cashews - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt - as per taste
Coriander leaves - few

Whole spices:

Cardamom - 3
Cinnamon sticks - 2
Clove - 4


Soak rice in water for 15 minutes.

Soak scraped coconut in hot water for 5-10 minutes, grind and extract thick milk from it by squeezing it with your hand. Again grind and extract the thin milk also. ( Rice and coconut milk ratio = 1:2)

Chop onions finely. Cut potatoes into big cubes. Slit green chillies.

Fry cashews in a spoon of ghee. Keep aside.

In a pressure pan, heat oil and ghee. Add the whole spices, green chillies, onions and ginger garlic paste. When onions are translucent, drain water from the rice completely and add to it. Stir fry for 2 minutes.

Now add the diced potatoes and peas. Saute for a minute.

Pour in the coconut milk extracts & salt. Mix well and allow it to boil.

Now close the lid and pressure cook in medium flame for 3 whistles.

Garnish with coriander leaves and fried cashews. Serve with masala papad or any side dish of your choice.


  1. Rice looks perfect and yummy....
    One of my Fav's...

  2. Ghee rice looks tempting akka..I like to add green peas and pearl onions to mine..should try urs as it has ginger and garlic even potato

  3. I love to have it with kurma......nice click

  4. Prefectly cooked rice..looks fantastic..

  5. Delicious and tempting rice...

  6. This is my fav..v eat this with chicken curry..yum yummmm

  7. Yummy and delicious ghee rice..Love it

  8. Goes well with any side dish na Shanthi ji... yummy one!


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