Masala Ghee Rice


Basmathi rice: 3 rice cooker cups (Soaked for 15-20 minutes and drained)

4-5 tbsp Ghee

3″ Cinnamon Stick

2 Bay leaves

4 Cardamom

4 Cloves

1 Star Anise

2-3 Green Chillies slit lengthwise

1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste

1 large Onion cut lengthwise

2 tsp Garam Masala powder

Salt to taste

Mint leaves

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add onions, chillis and saute them until onions turn golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, mint leaves and saute for a minute. Add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamon, bay leaves, star anise and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add basmati rice, garam masala powder, salt and mix them. Do not over mix to avoid rice from breaking.
  • Add 4 1/2 cups water and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Serve hot with any curry of your chioce.


Simple Egg Fried Rice

Do you have some left over rice from the previous day and not sure about what to do with it? Try turning the rice to yummy egg fried rice and see how fast it goes away. You can also do it with freshly cooked rice. Choice is yours and here is the recipe.


Cooked Basmathi rice or regular rice : 1 rice cooker cup

2-3 tbsp oil

1 tsp Mustard seeds (Aavaalu)

1 tsp Urad Dal (uddi/minapa pappu)

1 tsp Cumin seeds (Jilakarra)

1 tsp Chana Dal (Senaga pappu)

2-3 Green Chillies finely chopped (adjust to your spice level)

4-5 cloves Garlic smashed

1 large Onion finely chopped

3 Eggs

1 tsp Red Chilli powder

1 tsp Coriander powder

A pinch of Turmeric

1 tsp pepper

Salt to taste

Coriander to garnish
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal and cumin seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add chana dal, green chillies, garlic, onions and saute until onions become transparent.
  • Add eggs and saute till they are 90% cooked.
  • Add red chilli powder, dhaniya powder, salt and pepper and saute for 5 minutes on low heat.
  • Add rice, mix well and saute for 4 minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.

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