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Neichoru – Kerala Ghee Rice !! (Pressure Cooker Method)

This is a simple method to make the super delicious Neichoru aka Ghee Rice..You may be doubtful whether the Ghee rice made in a pressure cooker is going to be tasty or not.It’s perfect I must say.Just see for once and you will only prepare this way.

1 cup *Kaima Rice/Basmati Rice (the one you see here is Basmati)
2 tbsp ghee
1 pice of cinnamon (1 inch)
1 cardamom
3 cloves
pinch of fennel seeds
handful of sliced onion
1.5 cup water
Wash and strain rice in a colander.Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and roast the cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and fennel seeds.Throw the sliced onion and fry till light brown.Now add the rice and mix well.Roast it for 2 minutes or till water evaporates and rice is soft.Add water and salt.Close the cooker with the lid.Cook till one whistle.Switch off the stove and just leave it there till the pressure goes out completely.Open and mix well with a spoon.Serve hot with chicken/meat/vegetable curries,pappadams,raita and pickle.
*Kaima Rice or Jeerakasala rice is a short grained rice we use to make Ghee Rice and Biriyani in Kerala.It’s having a special flavour which is missing in any other rice.
Note:You can use it as a base for an easy Biriyani.Prepare a masala with meat or vegetable and layer in an oven proof dish and bake.I will post one of that soon.

23 comments on “Neichoru – Kerala Ghee Rice !! (Pressure Cooker Method)

  1. Reva
    May 25, 2011

    lovely lovely rice dish…. very authentic:)


  2. Authenticoriyafood
    May 25, 2011

    Yummy….i had a perception that we need to make the rice first and then add the ghee & spices….good that you put up this post!!!


  3. Suja
    May 25, 2011

    Absolutely delicious rice,classic recipe..looks divine.


  4. Sunanda
    May 25, 2011

    Ghee rice in pressure cooker is one of the fast, easy and tasty recipe…Looks inviting..


  5. Thommy
    May 25, 2011

    Nothing to beat it….!!!


  6. Simple yet flavorful, love this method of cooking rice.


  7. anilkurup
    May 25, 2011

    Ha ha can we have a recess? You keep posting gourmet fantasies by the day. Honestly it is neigh impossible to follow your recipes into dishes at the speed you post. Give me a breather please.

    Oh no keep going


  8. Priya
    May 25, 2011

    Wow delicious and inviting ghee rice, i'll happily have it for my dinner rite now..


  9. Suman Singh
    May 25, 2011

    Authentic and delicious recipe..looks inviting..


  10. cook from doha
    May 26, 2011

    no words abt this…….always make ghee rice…….but little scared to try in pressure cooker……but nw i will try…..


  11. Vardhini
    May 26, 2011

    Perfect and tasty. It is always on my comfort food list 🙂



  12. Parsley Sage
    May 26, 2011

    Great rice recipe! Simple and delicious. Perfect combo 🙂 Thanks for sharing and for swinging by Deep Dish.


  13. Kala
    May 26, 2011

    Oh, brings back such good memories of growing up – neichoru:):)


  14. An Open Book
    May 26, 2011

    i love neichooru and mutton curry..its a fav combo fr our sunday lunch


  15. Sobha Shyam
    May 27, 2011

    simple and delicious rice..i always like the pressure cooker method as its quite easy..


  16. JishasKitchen
    May 27, 2011

    wow..thats one easy and deliciosu ghee rice recipe….I have to surely give it a try….yum yum


  17. Hamaree Rasoi
    May 27, 2011

    cooking rice in pressure cooker makes life easy. Simple and inviting rice.

    Hamaree Rasoi


  18. aipi
    May 27, 2011

    I love this rice too ~ simple yet so flavorful n exotic!
    US Masala


  19. wallid
    August 27, 2011

    Yummy….i had a perception that we need to make the rice first and then add the ghee & spices….good that you put up this post!!


  20. Kavi...
    October 10, 2011

    mmmm!! Wonderful recipe! Neichoru is a very simple yet delicious dish!

    Kavi | Edible Entertainment


  21. rakhi katare
    January 18, 2014

    Simple yet flavorful, love this method of cooking rice.This dish looks mighty scrumptious! My kind of food.


  22. rakhi katare
    March 1, 2014

    Absolutely delicious basmati rice,classic recipe..looks divine.


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