Ghee Bhat


Ghee Bhat is a signature Bengali style rice dish that can be served with any veg or non vegetarian side dish.However we preferred this rice as such and did not really feel like need of any curry to pair with.

I am an ardent fan of rice based dishes specially the one pot meals.This is a very simple and delicious rice dish.The addition of ghee that makes it more rich and divine.Normally Gobindhobhog rice are used to make Bengali pulao and rice dishes as I couldn't find them I used Royal Basmati rice.I am telling you guys when I made all these simple yet flavorsome Bengali recipes for the series ,I totally fell in love with each one of them.

Blogging Marathon#63 Day 7
Dish-Ghee Bhat

2 cups basmati rice or Gobindobhog rice
3 cups vegetables,chopped (carrots,beans,cauliflower,potato,broccoli,peas,capsicum)
1/4 cup ghee/clarified butter
2 bay leaves
3-4 cardamoms
3-4 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
salt to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoon cashew nuts
2 tablespoon almonds
2 tablespoon raisins(I didn't used)

In a heavy bottom pan boil water with a teaspoon of ghee and salt.
Add washed rice and cook for 10-15 minutes or until rice are almost done.
Spread the rice in a big plate or baking tray to stop further cooking and toss them with a fork.
Heat ghee in another big pan and add bay leaves,cinnamon,cardamom and cloves.
Stir and add cashew nuts ,almonds and raisins.
Now add the cooked rice,stir gently to combine.

Remove from heat and serve hot with any tarkari.


Serve-4 Cooking time-25 minutes

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Sapana Behl

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  1. That is an absolutely divine platter of ghee rice Sapana.

  2. Ghee enhances the taste of the rice, with veggies and nuts this takes the rice to a different level. Actually no need to serve curry. Fantastic rice.

  3. Ghee bhat is calling me, omg wat a prefectly cooked rice and those vegetables makes this fabulous rice very colourful and catchy.

  4. Such a beautiful presentation of such a humble recipe. Loved the pictures and the recipe Sapana!

  5. Lovely ghee bhat Looks so colorful and flavorful, I wouldn't need any side dish either:)

  6. Such a colorful rice preparation. It looks just like fried rice with nuts and lot more variety of veggies. Yummy flavorful ghee bhat

  7. Congratulations! I love the way you introduce your recipes with the people. I love to cook but I´m learning with my new camera and with my laptop. whatever thanks for sharing the beautiful food details i will try to prepare that king of food.fresh food delivery services

  8. Such a lovely plated rice Sapana....looks amazing..

  9. Yummylicious. This and dal I can have it all day. Sounds so good.

  10. I need nothing else right now other than that platter of ghee bhat! Looks so tempting.

  11. What a flavorful and colorful rice dish Sapana. Perfectly cooked rice too -- yumm, yumm!!!

  12. Beautifully captured ghee bhath, Sapna. I thought it was the simple ghee rice but it is looking inviting.

  13. It hardly looks like the simple dish I was expecting. this is a 'looker' dish for sure :-)

  14. Very very tempting platter there.

  15. Thats a rich and delicious looking ghee bath nice choice..

  16. like all the additions to this rice - very flavorful

  17. Very beautifully presented Sapana. Looks very inviting...

  18. That ghee rice is very inviting... Drooling over here, we also prepare a similar rice called nei chor

  19. I am drroling looking at the pics!!!!Awesome clicks and ghee bhat is inviting


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