Thakkali Neychoru ~ Tomato Ghee Rice

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After the Dum Choru and the Sambaar Saadam, coming to the third and final of the rice series! And without realizing much, all three varieties shared seem to be vegeterian! πŸ˜€

 

I have already posted the recipe for Neychoru (Malabar Style Ghee Rice) – prepared normally and using a pressure cooker – on the blog. This is a small variation. I had seen the idea during casual browsing and really don’t remember where I picked up the idea from. The addition of tomato gives a nice list to the otherwise mundane neychoru and takes it to a new level. The best part is that you hardly need anything to go with it – just some raita and chammanthi will do. But then, I am sure many of them have the same problem that I do – if there is no side to this (read as non-veg!), then I get to see gloomy faces. Hehe… Off to the recipe…

 

Do let me know how do you find this three back-to-back recipe series… I am hoping to have this once every month, InShaAllah… πŸ™‚

 

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Previously posted on this day:

 

2013: Melon Ice-cream

2014: Shinwari Karahi

2015: Kadala Parippu Pradhaman

 

 

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Thakkali Neychoru ~ Tomato Ghee Rice

Course Rice
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 8-10 black peppercorn
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cardamom crushed
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 1 big PC ginger pounded
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 to matoes minced
  • 2 cups jeerakashala rice
  • 3 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 bouillon cubes optional
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat ghee in a large saucepan and briefly fry the whole spices.
  • Add the cashews and raisins and fry till raisins are puffed up.
  • Add the ginger, curry leaves, onion and tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are softened.
  • Add the rice and saute for five minutes.
  • Add the boiling water and cubes, if using, and keep on high till the water comes to a rolling boil.
  • Adjust salt and cook on low flame for around 20 minutes with closed lid till the rice is fully done.
  • Fluff up using a fork and serve hot with any side dish.

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  1. 5 stars
    That looks delicious!
    Interesting too, almost like a Kashmiri pulao except for the star anise, curry leaves & tomatoes.
    I wish we could get curry leaves here in Nepal.

    http://calmlycookingcurry.blogspot.com/2016/02/badaami-kokkhur-kashmiri-chicken-with.html

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am surprised there are no curry leaves in Nepal… Thank you so much Bibi…

  2. nice yummy twist by addition of tomatoes

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Smitha…

  3. I so look forward to your back to back series.. totally for it. This is also new to me – tomatoes in chunks – no takers. πŸ™ Photography – adipoli! Looks so fresh! mashaAllah!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      JazakAllah Khair Fami… πŸ™‚ <3

  4. Simple and delicious rice!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beulah…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Binjal…

  5. This rice looks really simple and nice β™₯

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    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Summer…

  6. I am in for any thing with tomatoes. Yummy dish and beautiful plate.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nusrath…

  7. flavourful and yummy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  8. 5 stars
    this is awesomely delicious and easy, Rafs.. love the ease and simplicity of it.. perfect to pack for kids tiffin

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Fareeha…

  9. The rice sounds so aromatic and flavorful, Rafeedah. Pinning to try later. Cheers.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Hadia…

  10. Love it! Thanks for the share.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Elizabeth…

  11. looks delicious very nice one.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Swathi…

  12. yummm , I love rice with ghee,…. have a nice weekend !!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nammi…

  13. ethu kollamalo…looks superb…have never had it …I have been looking for variety rice dishes for my picky eater…I shall try it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

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