Ghee Rice (Nei Soru) Recipe

Nei soru or popularly referred as, ghee rice is served for special occasions, from marriages to birthday parties in southindia. We can serve ghee rice with different curries, kababs or mutton masala. Popular combo in Bangalore is ghee rice with chicken kabab. 

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1 1/2 Cups Basmati or Jeeraga Samba Rice
1 Medium Onion Roughly Chopped
1 Large Onion Sliced
1 Tbsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
Click here please follow the recipe how to prepare ginger and garlic paste.
1 Bayleaf
4 Cloves
3 Cardamoms
2 Inch Sticks Cinnamon
3 Slit Green Chilies
10 to 15 Cashews and Raisins 
2 Cups Coconut milk
1 Cup Warm Water
2 Tbsp Ghee
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Sugar
Salt as per taste

Diabetic people can avoid coconut milk and use regular skimmed cows milk.

Wash the rice thrice. Soak the rice in water for 10 minutes before preparing the onion masala.
Heat a pressure pan on medium flame.

Add ghee and oil once the oil smokes place on low flame fry the cashews on low flame for a minute.
Add raisins and fry for 30 seconds.

Drain the cashews and raisins reserve on a plate.
In the same oil fry the spices bayleaf, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves for 30 seconds.

Add the onions slit green chilies and ginger, garlic paste fry until the onion turns transparent.

Once the onion turns transparent drain and add the rice fry the rice in onion masala for a minute and add the coconut milk and warm water stir well.

Add salt and sugar stir and cover the cooker, place whistle and cook on high flame for 3 whistles.

Heat oil in a wok, deep fry the sliced onion until it turns golden brown in color drain and reserve on tissue paper.

Once the rice is cooked mix well garnish with fried onions, cashews and raisins,serve hot...EnjoyπŸ˜‹ 

Curries and kabab combo that can be served along with ghee rice...πŸ˜‰


  1. Hi vidya... Thanks a lot for the recipe. This is the hit recipe in my house followed from your blog. I am not good at biryanis because of salt adjustment. Happened to see ghee rice with salt measurement in your blog. Followed to the T. It was so yummy n hit o hit. Recently had a doubt and when I was checking it wasn't there but now you have updated the same. Thank you vidya for posting tasty recipes. Love you. .. Please post more biryani recipes like thalapakatti dindugal ambur biryanis.

  2. Nice post thanks for sharing this helps a lot in increasing my knowledge about this...
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  3. Awesome Post, I am craving for this ghee jeera rice so much that I can smell it. Good work and thanks for sharing such good recipe.



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