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Ghee Rice Recipe | Nei Soru Recipe
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Ghee Rice Recipe | Nei Soru Recipe

Ghee rice, also referred popularly as Nei Soru in tamil is a very mild, yet delicious rice variety. Its a pulao with mild spices flavored with ghee. Quick, easy to make perfect one-pot rice variety!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soaking Time20 mins
Course: Rice Varieties
Cuisine: Indian, Indian Recipes, South Indian, South Indian Recipes, Tamil Nadu Recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice 1 Cup - 250ml.
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp Cashews
  • 1 tbsp Raisins
  • tsp Salt Adjust as needed
  • Cup Water

For Tempering

  • ¼ Cup Ghee
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 3 Green Chili Slit


Soaking Rice

  • Wash and soak raw rice for about 20 mins

Tempering Process

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. When the ghee melts, keep the flame low and add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and star anise. Give a mix.
  • Then, add slit green chili and give a mix.
  • Next, add sliced onions. Saute the onions in ghee till they are translucent and becomes light brown. Fry in low flame so that the onions doesn't get burnt.
  • Once the onions are sautéed, add a tablespoon of cashews to the cooker.
  • Next, drain water from soaked rice and add it to the pressure cooker. Gently mix the rice so that it gets nicely mixed with ghee and onions.
  • Add necessary salt and 1.5 cups of water to the pressure cooker. Mix gently.
  • Close the pressure cooker with lid and put the whistle. Keep the flame in high and allow for 2 whistle. Switch off the flame. Allow the pressure to naturally release.
  • Open the pressure cooker lid, Ghee rice is now ready!

Garnishing time

  • Heat 1/2 teaspoon of ghee in a pan. Fry raisins and cashews and take it aside.
  • Add this fried raisins and cashews to the ghee rice. Gently give a mix. If you have fried onions you can garnish with fried onions.

Serving Time

  • Serve the delicious Nei Soru with potato fry or simply with a raita and enjoy this mouth-watering Ghee Rice



Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g