Ghee Bhat is a traditional Bengali sweet Pulao prepared with Rice, Indian spices, and nuts.
- 500g Basmati Rice
- 50g Ghee
- 50g White Oil
- 1 Carrot (chopped)
- Half Cup Green Peas
- 10 French beans (Chopped)
- 4 Green Chilies (based on your taste)
- 2-inches Cinnamon
- 8 Clove
- 3 Bay Leave / Tej Pata
- 2 Dry Red Chili
- 4 Green Cardamom
- 1 Black Cardamom
- 1 Tsp. Sahi Jeera
- 1/2 Jaiphal (Powdered)
- 1 Floret Javitri ( chopped)
- 1 Tsp. Bengali Garam Masala Powder
- 50 g Cashew nut
- 50 g Raisins
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 5 Tbsp. Sugar
- Wash rice 3-4 times and keep that aside.
- Take a large vessel / covered pan (preferably a non-stick vessel and take the ghee and oil and heat it.
- Add Cashew nuts and raisins to the hot ghee-oil mixture and fry them and keep them aside after frying.
- Now temper the Ghee-Oil mixture with Cinnamon, Bay Leave, Clove, Dry Red Chilies, Green Cardamom, Black Cardamom, Sahi Jeera, Jaiphal, and Javitri, and cook for two minutes.
- Add chopped French beans and Carrots first and cook for 3-5 minutes on low flame.
- Then add Green Peas and again cook for some time.
- Add a little salt for seasoning.
- Now add washed rice to the mixture and fry for around 5-6 minutes on low flame. It’s very important to fry rice properly to get the typical taste.
- Add the rest of the salt and sugar and Garam Masala Powder and again cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Now it’s time to add water.
- You just need to take double the water proportionate to the rice. What I do is I used the same bowl where the rice was kept to get the proportion.
- Add the right proportion of water and mix the rice loosely with a ladle and add fried cashew nuts and raisins to it.
- Add slitted green chilies to the mixture to get a fresh aroma.
- Bring the water to a boil and after 2 minutes take a spoonful of water and taste it to check the salt and sugar and adjust accordingly.
- Cover the vessel with a lid loosely and cook for 10-15 minutes or till 90% of the water has evaporated in medium or low flame.
Water proportion is very important for making Ghee Bhat as if there’s extra water then the end result will be a plate of soggy pulao and vice versa.
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Category: Main
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: Bengali
- Serving Size: 100g
- Calories: 455
- Sugar: 12.5g
- Sodium: 892mg
- Fat: 16.8g
- Saturated Fat: 5.6g
- Carbohydrates: 71.7g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 7.5g
- Cholesterol: 16mg
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