Ghee Rice


Basmati Rice: 2 1/2 cups

Ghee: 5 tbsp
Cashews: handful
Raisins: handful
Onion: 2 medium, thinly sliced
Ginger-Garlic Paste: 2 tsp
Cinnamon stick: 2" piece
Bayleaves: 5
Cardamom: 5
Peppercorn: 1 tsp
Saffron: Few threads if you want yellowish-orangish color to the rice (Optional)
Cilantro: handful, chopped
Water: 5 cups
Salt & Oil


  • Wash and drain rice and keep it aside for 15 minutes
  • Heat 2 tbsp of ghee. Fry and drain cashews and raisins
  • Add some oil to the ghee and fry 1/2 of thinly sliced onion and keep it aside
  • Add cinnamon, cardomom, peppercorn, bay leaves, ginger-garlic paste, and remaining onion and saute well
  • Add rice to it and fry for about 10 minutes in medium heat
  • Pour water and increase the heat to high
  • Add salt
  • When the rice is cooked well transfer is to a serving dish and add fried onion, cashews, and raisins on top.


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