There are two instances when ghee rice takes you to cloud nine even before you start devouring a bowl of it – when you open the lid of the vessel and get the rich and heavy aroma of ghee coming from the fumes and when you add roasted cashew nuts, raisins and fried onions for garnish, along with your favorite accompaniment. For both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, the sight of fluffy ghee rice is sure to lift their moods, bring them to the happiness zone and believe everything would eventually be fine.Plus, if you have been to Kerala, you know the class of ghee rice we are talking about.
The specialty of ghee rice is that it gives you a distinct taste and feel when you eat it with different accompaniments.On this post, we have compiled a list of 5 mouth-watering accompaniments you should try next time you order or make ghee rice.
Chicken Pepper Fry
If you are looking for an explosion of flavors, spices and aromas in your mouth, we recommend you try accompanying ghee rice with chicken pepper fry. The combination of chicken breast, lemon juice, coconut oil, ginger-garlic paste, spices and whole black peppercorns is sure to increase your appetite when you blend ghee rice with this exquisite dish.Both the dishes being equally heavy and rich in flavors and ingredients, it’s best when you have are really hungry to completely satisfy your taste buds and appetite.
Yet another classic accompaniment, we are sure you would not have tried a better accompaniment for than chicken mappas. Also known as nadan kozhi (translates to country chicken) mappas, this delicacy has its roots in the Kerala-Syrian Christian culinary legacies. The preparation technique involves the cooking of meat (mostly chicken) over a creamy blend of tomatoes and coconut milk. Duck mappas is another variant that goes well with ghee rice. Besides,you can accompany this with appam, puttu, roti, vattayapam and more.
We felt we were being discriminatory towards our vegetarian friends who would love to explore accompaniments for ghee rice as much as we do. So here’s a classic – vegetable korma. One of the most fundamental accompaniments to ghee rice. Vegetable korma is loaded with peas, carrots, tomatoes and potatoes and is cooked on creamy coconut milk and yogurt. Taking less than an hour to prepare, the side dish is refreshing regardless of the number of times you have it. The non-vegetarian variants include chicken and mutton korma.
Straight from the snow-capped mountainous regions of Kashmir. The Indian lamb curry is one of the most exquisite delicacies of the cuisine Rogan Josh. Considering the region it comes from, the delicacy is prepared to be filling. This dish is loaded with rich ingredients like garam masala, lamb meat, yogurt, tomatoes and onions. It keeps your body warm,which is essential in the regions. Lamb curry is the most ideal accompaniments for ghee rice because of the flavors and spices it brings to your serving.
Malabar Chicken Curry
Make it a point to trust any delicacy that has the prefix Malabar. From God’s own country, this classic chicken delicacy is made by tossing indigenous spices with coconut (roasted). Apart from using it as an accompaniment to ghee rice. It can be accompanied naan, roti and other Indian breads along with it. The creamy sauce ensures you consider the gravy as a comfort food once you have a taste of it. Again, go for it!
Ghee rice being comparatively bland and devoid of spices, it goes well with gravies that balance the lack of them. Apart from what we have shared in this list. You can order a gravy that is loaded with veggies or meat and thick indigenous sauces
Please fill the below form to create a request for any of the above combinations on Oota Box.