Malabar ghee rice


Basmati rice-2 cup
Onion-1 chopped
Green chilli-3
Ginger-1 tblspn minced
Garlic-1 tblspn minced
Cinnamon / Pattai-1 inch piece
Cardamom / Yelakai-5
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee / Clarified Butter / Butter-3 tblspn
Coconut milk-1 cup
Coriander leaves/Cilantro-for garnishing
Saffron colour as needed


Soak Rice for 30 mins…Drain it and set aside…

Heat ghee or butter in a heavy bottomed pan…

Add cinnamon,cumin seeds,cardamom and mix well.

Add in ginger and garlic…Fry this for 1 min.

Add in onions and green chilli and cook till golden brown…Season with salt…

Add in rice and mix well…Pour in the coconut milk and 3 cups of water and bring this to boil…

Add in saffron colour and mix well…

Cover and simmer for 15 mins or untill all water is absorbed…

Fluff it with fork…Garnish with cilantro…