Ghee rice with coconut milk

Preparation Time : 20 min Cooking Time : 20 min Serves : 4

Ghee rice recipe is a fragrant special rice among the variety of rice recipes, a light and delicious rice variety to serve with spicy vegetarian or non vegetarian curries or kurma. Ghee rice is an easy to make recipe, where spices are added to give a distinct flavour to the dish, a rich rice variety to enjoy for any occasion. 


Jeera samba rice – 1 1/2 cup

Bay leaf – 1 or 2 no’s

Cinnamon – 4 no’s

Star anise – 2 no’s

Cloves – 5 no’s

Cardamom – 4 no’s

Cashew nut – 2 tbs

Ginger garlic paste – 1/4 tsp

Coconut milk – 2 cup

Ghee – 2 to 3 tbs

Salt to taste




Prepare coconut milk and Keep all the ingredients ready as shown in the above image. Rinse jeera samba rice, drain the water in it and set aside to start.

Take a heavy bottom pan, heat it by adding ghee in it. When it is hot add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom (elachi), clove, star anise… saute for few seconds, then add cashew nuts fry until it turns to golden brown in colour, add ginger, garlic paste and fry until you get a fresh aroma.


Add drained rice into the pan


Saute for 2 min


Add coconut milk into it and add 1 cup of water (2 cup of coconut milk and 1 cup of water to cook 1 1/2 cup of rice) add salt to taste.


Bring it to boil, once it begins to boil make a low flame,close the lid of the pan, cook it for 15 min.


Mix once or twice before it is done. Once it is done add 2 tsp of ghee (optional) on the prepared rice. Rest it for 5 to 6 min before you serve.


Transfer the dish to a serving plate.


Enjoy Ghee rice with spicy veg or non veg curry or kurma.

Note –

Always prefer to add very less quantity of ginger garlic paste in preparation. Ghee rice tastes perfect when served with spicy curry or kurma.

You can also prepare this recipe with basmati rice or sona masuri rice as well. To prepare with basmati rice soak the rice for 15 to 20 min, drain it and follow the same procedure.

Please don’t burn any ingredients while seasoning as it spoils the taste of the dish.




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4 Responses to “Ghee rice with coconut milk”

  1. Sunanda Baviskar says:

    Where this variety of rice(jeera kasala) available in Mumbai? Plz let me know. Thanks

  2. Viral Kamdar says:

    looks simple, but gr8 in taste. Is coconut milk necessary to use ???

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