Special Ghee Rice


Wish you all a Happy Easter!


Basmati rice – 3 cups

Bay leaves -2

Peppercorns – 6

Cinnamon – 3 (1″ pieces)

Cardamom – 4

Cloves – 4

Curd/yogurt – 1 1/2 cups

Water – 4 1/2 cups

Salt – to taste

Ghee – 2 tbsp

Onions – 2 sliced

Cashew nuts – 1/4 cup

Raisins/kismis – 1/4 cup

Oil – for frying



Wash and soak the rice in water for 20 minutes.  Beat the curd and mix well with the water.  Pour it into a rice cooker.  Add all the spices, rice and salt.  When it is warm, add the ghee and mix well.  Cook till done.  Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan and fry the cashew nuts and raisins.  Keep them aside.  Then fry the onions till golden brown.  Garnish the ghee rice with the fried nuts, raisins and onions.  Serve with any special non veg or veg curries and salad, pickle and pappads!

Adding curd (should not be too sour) gives the rice a special taste.  It tastes much better than the regular Ghee rice.  Try it and you will love it!

  1. thats a great looking plate with ghee rice…your nadan chicken is very delish!

  2. Thanks, Srivalli! See you again… 🙂

  3. Ghee rice looks soooo yummy and inviting Lisse :)Nice click too.

  4. Thank you Anu, do visit again! 😉

  5. Adi poli! I never imagined that rice tasted so good when cooked in curd! It’s a wow dish! Thank you!