Ghee rice (Nei choru)

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Ghee rice / Neichoru is a delicious Malabar special dish. It goes very well with nadan varuthu aracha chicken curry or any spicy chicken curry with pepper flavor. If you are looking for any variation from biryani/pulav, go for Neichoru 🙂 It is mildly spiced and packed with the rich ghee flavor. Try it and enjoy! 🙂


–Recipe by Suchu Sagar

Sides for Neichoru/ghee rice:

  1. Varuthu aracha chicken curry
  2. Pollachi chicken kulambu
  3. Pepper chicken curry



ghee rice (Nei choru)

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings


  • 5 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 small stick Cinnamon
  • 2 Nos Cloves
  • 1 No Nutmeg
  • 1 No Star rinse
  • 3 Medium sized Onions sliced
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 2 cups basmati rice

For seasoning

  • 1/4 cup Cashew and raisins
  • 1 large onion sliced


  • Heat a Kadai, add 5 tbsp ghee, add cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and star rinse and saute for a min until it leaves out aroma. (take care not to burn them)
  • Add sliced onions and saute until it is brown
  • Now add water in the ratio (2: 3 1/2-4). 3 1/2 cups water to 2 cups rice. add salt and lemon juice. Let it boil
  • Then add 2 cups washed basmati rice. Bring the flame to low, close and cook for 10 mins.
  • Transfer the cooked rice to a bowl. Meanwhile, heat ghee, add cashew and raisins and fry until cashews turn brown. Put in on top of the rice.
  • Add oil, put in sliced onions until they turn golden brown and put on top of the rice and serve hot!


optional Ingredients: Mint leaves. Add it while sauteing onions and spices.
Gently fluff the rice and serve.
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