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Ghee rice in restaurant style

Hello dear readers! This is the third recipe of ghee rice in the space. And this time it is Santoshi Nayak’s recipe. This recipe tastes just like that of restaurant. It tastes rich because it is flavoured with coconut milk and fried onions . Do give it a try dear readers !!

Recipe credit : Santoshi Nayak


Basmathi rice – 1 cup

Onions- 3, slice thinly

Cloves – 3-4

Cardamom – 4

Cinnamon – 1″

Raisins – few

Cashewnuts – 10 -12

Ghee – 2 tbsp – 1tsp

Curry leaves – 3 sprigs

Green chilly – 2 chopped

Bay leaf -1

Coconut milk – 1 cup(200 ml)

Water – 1.5 cups

Oil – to deep fry

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, chopped


  1. Slice the onions as thin as possible.
  2. Remove the top stem by inserting the knife and scoop it out.
  3. Then slice the onions.
  4. By removing the stalk it gives better results as onions gets fried evenly and turns crisp as the petals gets separated.
  5. Deep fry curry leaves until crisp and keep it aside.
  6. Deep fry green chillies also.
  7. Heat 1 tsp ghee and saute cashewnuts and raisins and keep it ready.
  8. Wash basmathi rice well.
  9. You may also soak it for 10 minutes if you desire( I didn’t)
  10. Heat 2 tbsp ghee, add whole garam masala and saute for few seconds.
  11. Add washed rice, salt to taste, coconut milk and water.
  12. Take a boil and check for salt.
  13. Then close the lid and exactly take 1 whistle and switch off the flame.
  14. Once the pressure releases open the lid, and separate the grains delicately with the help of a fork.
  15. Mix the fried onion, dry fruits, curry leaves and green chillies.
  16. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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