Ghee rice

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Ghee rice is a mild pulao prepared with basmati rice, garam masala and homemade ghee. This pulao goes well with any spicy paneer curry or any other spicy curry / gravy. You can prepare this rice in no time and will not disappoint you in the taste.

Ghee rice


Serves 2 to 3

      • 1 cup – Basmati rice
      • 1 medium – Onion (sliced lengthwise)
      • 2 to 3 nos – Green chillies ( chopped)
      • 6 to 7 nos – Cashew nuts
      • 1 1/2 tbsp - Ghee
      • 1 1/2  to 1 3/4 cup – Water
      • Salt to taste


      • 1 1/2 tbsp – Ghee
      • 1 no – Cinnamon stick
      • 2 nos – Clove
      • 1 no – Bay leaf
      • 1 no – Cardamom
      • 1/4 tsp – Fennel seeds

Ghee rice

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and soak basmati rice in enough water for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain water completely and keep it aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, season with items given in the list for seasoning. Add chopped onion and green chillies, saute until they are slightly golden brown.
  3. Now add water along with required salt, bring it to rolling boil. Add soaked rice and allow them to cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until 3/4 of water is absorbed.
  4. Close the pressure cooker with lid and reduce the flame to low. Cook them for about 1 whistle or for 5 minutes or until well cooked. Allow them to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile heat ghee in a pan, add broken cashew nuts and fry them till they are golden brown in color.
  6. Finally garnish ghee rice with fried cashew nuts and mix well. Serve it with spicy paneer gravy or any other spicy gravy.

Ghee rice process

Ghee rice

Ghee rice


  • I used 1 3/4 cup of water for 1 cup of rice because i open cooked rice for a while (until they are 3/4 cooked) and finally pressure cooked it. 1 : 1 3/4 water ratio was perfect for this method. But you can add 1 : 1 1/2 cup ratio and completely pressure cook it for 2 or 3 whistles.
  • Do not over cook or under basmati rice. Add perfect water ratio 1:1 1/2 and make it fluffy.
  • I used homemade ghee in this recipe and it gives awesome flavour to the rice.

Ghee rice


  1. Tempting to have it anytime

  2. Gheer rice so light and fluffy!!! Love your neat presentation!


Thanks for leaving your comments.