Friday, July 8, 2016

South Indian Wedding Nei Choru / Perfect Ghee Rice


Prefect Ghee rice / Ney choru as it is commonly called is a famous delicacy of south india and it is extremly easy to make.. It is a speciality of malabar coastal region in kerala.. Kerala is also refered to as a "LAND OF SPICES".. Each region has it delectable culinary repertory of it own..Today iam sharing kerala famous South indian wedding ney choru / Perfect ghee rice..The rice infused with ghee gives a unique taste... 


The rice is roasted in ghee along with mint coriander masala and cooked with perfection and finally garnished with fried cashews, onions, coriander leaves and mint leaves.. It's pair well with any mutton or chicken recipes... I prepare this in common occasion like family gathering or parties...

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So I hope that you must try this recipe and let me know how it's turns out from you...


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 mins
Serve - 2 to 3
Recipe source - Yummy tummy
Recipe cuisine - South Indian

INGREDIENTS :

Ghee - 2 tbspn
Bay leaf - 2 
Cinnamon sticks / Pattai - 2 small
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Water -  1/2 cup
Salt - as needed

FOR GRINDING :

Green chilli - 3 nos
Garlic - 3 cloves  (peeled)
Ginger - 3 inch (peeled)
Coriander leaves - few
Mint leaves - few

FOR TOPPING :

Ghee - 4 tbspn
Cashew - 10 to 15 nos
Onion - 2 (sliced thinly)
Coriander leaves - a hand full
Mint leaves - a hand full

METHOD :

  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 mins.. keep aside.
  • Grind the ingredients into a smooth puree, set aside..
  • Take a heavy bottom kadai and add in ghee, bay leaf, cinnamon sticks and let it sizzle...
  • Add in gounded masala and fry it for few sec.. and then add in soaked rice..
  • It will take around 5 to 6 mins till the masala is nicely coated with rice..
  • Now add in coconut milk, water, salt and mix well.
  • Cover the lid and cook tyhe rice to it's perfections..
  • When the rice is cooked, let make the topping..
  • Heat a pan with ghee and add in cashews, fry till golden and remove it to a plate.
  • Then add in onion and fry till golden as well, remove it and set aside.
  • Now add in chopped coriander leaves fry golden, drain and set aside.
  • Atlast ass in mint leaves, fry golden, drain set aside.
  • When the rice cool a bit, now add the fried things over the rice and fluff it up..
  • Serve and enjoy..


NOTES :

  1. Wash and soak the rice for good 30 mins.
  2. Toss the rice well along with the masala and ghee, gets dry with no water content..
  3. Rice nicely coated with the masala, it's takes 5 to 6 mins..
  4. You can cook it pressure cooker as the same method given above and put them for 1 whistle and put the whole cooker on the tawa and cook (dum) for 15 mins..
  5. Rice gets cooked to it's perfection...


PICTORIAL :


 Take measured rice in a bowl
 Add in water
Wash well and soak the rice for 30 mins
 Take the ingredients for grinding
 Add them to  ablender
Puree it till smooth
 Take all the ingredients to prepare rice
 Heat ghe in a pan 
 Add in cinnamon sticks and bay leaves
 Toss it lightly
 Add in masala puree
Toss it for 2 mins
 Drain the rice
 Add to the kadai
 Mix well till the rice coated with masala 
 It will take around 5 to 6 mins
 Now see the rice coated with masala
 Add in coconut milk
 And some water
 Mix well
 Add in salt
 Cover it with lid and cook
 Give a mix
 Now the rice ia almost done
 Simmer the stove and mix well
Perfectly cooked
Now the rice is done, keep aside
 Take the frying ingredients
 In a pan add ghee for deep frying
 Add in cashews till golden
 Remove it to a plate
 Add sliced onion to the ghee
 Toss well in the ghee
 Fry till light brown
 Transfer to a plate
 Add in chopped coriander leaves
 Remove it to a plate
 Roast mint leaves in rest of the ghee
 Transfer fried mint leaves to a plate
 Now topping over the rice
Mix it evenly
 Transfer them to a serving plate
Enjoy..

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