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Ghee Rice with Coconut Milk recipe

Ghee Rice with Coconut Milk recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala cuisine
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 3 medium bay leaf
  • 2 inch cinnamon
  • 2 nos cloves
  • 1 no star anise
  • 2 long green chilly - finely chopped
  • 2 large onion - thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp cashews
  • salt to taste
  • 3.5 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves - chopped
  • 1 pinch saffron threads


  • Firstly, soak the basmati rice in water for at least 15 minutes before cooking.
  • heat ghee in a cooker
    add the following spices in melted hot ghee, bay leaf, fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, star anise
  • add green chillies,onions,cashews and saute this until the onions turn brown
  • when the onions turn brown, add the washed and soaked rice. fry for a minute.
  • add the salt required and mix again
  • now add 3.5 cups coconut milk, sprinkle saffron threads over , give it a stir.
  • pressure cook in low flame for 15 minutes or the first whistle, whichever is first.
  • switch off and let the pressure gets settled completely before you open.
  • Open and mix it up gently.
  • add chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with your favourite curry