Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ghee Rice with Grilled Chicken Legs (Ney Chor & Kozhikkalu Porichathu) And Awards

Ghee Rice (Ney Chor)

Last week I was in great mood to make something special. Suddenly thought of Ghee Rice and Egg Masala. And my hubby volunteered to make some nice Grilled Chicken Legs which he is always so fond of. He was insisting "Not too much ghee in ghee rice and egg masala should not be too spicy.". He really don't like too much oily and spicy. So I made the ghee rice less oily and the egg masala a bit spciy!!! But my hubby made the grilled chicken super spicy!!! :)

Basmati Rice - 2 cups (Washed and drained)
Ghee (Ney) - 3 1/2 table spoon
Onion - 1 medium (sliced lengthwise)
Fennel Seeds - 1/4 t spoon
Cashew Nuts - 5 nos
Raisins - 5 nos
Cardamom - 3 nos
Cloves - 5 nos
Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch (Break into pieces)
Aniseed (Flower) - 1 no
Water - 3 cups (boiled)
Salt - To taste

  1. Heat a deep sauce pan and add 1 1/2 table spoon of ghee. Add cloves, cinnamon, cashew nuts, raisins aniseed and fennel seeds and heat till fragrant. Transfer to a bowl and keep it aside.
  2. Add sliced onions to the same pan and saute well till golden brown. Transfer this also to the bowl.
  3. Add remaining 2 table spoon ghee to the pan and add the drained rice and fry it till it becomes firm and start breaking.
  4. Add 3 cups boiled water and salt to taste and cover it with the lid and cook over low flame.
  5. When water is almost over you will see bubbles and holes appearing in rice. At that moment turn off the flame, but don't open the lid and keep it aside for 15 minutes, until the rice is completely cooked.
  6. Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with the fried onion and spices.
  7. Delicious neychor is ready to serve with Chicken, mutton, egg or any other varutharacha curries and also with fried items.
My combination with ghee rice was Egg masala and Grilled chicken legs (Given below).

Grilled Chicken Legs

Chicken Legs : 4 nos
Chilli Powder : 2 t spoon
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 t spoon
Black Pepper Powder : 1 t spoon
Salt - To taste

  1. Slit the chicken legs with knife so that it will absorb the masala well.
  2. Mix all the above ingredients with very little water and apply uniquely over the chicken legs and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven in fan assisted mode for about 5 minutes at 220 C.
  4. Keep the oven rack in 3rd level from below and place the chicken at the center and grill for 35-40 minutes in fan assisted grill mode.

Many thanks to Cicily Antony, Nithu Bala and Sowmya for presenting me these awards. I feel so excited.

I would like to share these with my following friends.
Priya (Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes)
Rachana (Veggi Fare)
Supriya (My Kook Book)
Nithya (Fourth Sense Samayal!)
Sushma (Authentic Food Delights)
Siddhi (Cooked Dil Se...!!!)
Viki (Viki's Kitchen)


  1. Eshwaraaaa!!! kothi sahikkan vayya...saturday raavile thanne engane kothippichu torture cheyyathe Aparna...

  2. What a lovely combo, looks yummy and healthy too.

  3. ummmm kothiyi ayittu vaya...grilled chicken is great....

  4. Congrats on your awards.. you really deserve them and thanks a lot dear for passing your happiness to me too. :)

  5. wow... perfect combo Aparna... so tempting... Congrats on ur awards...

  6. hey aparna ghee rice with chicken n egg looks super yummy...very nice combo...congrats for ur awards

  7. Congrats on ur award Dear, thanks for sharing with me...btw ghee rice and grilled chicken legs makes me again hungry...tempting dishs..

  8. Wow ghee rice with grilled chicken legs...sounds and looks fabulous dear :)

  9. Have some awards waiting for you at my blog... Please accept those..

  10. Both the dishes looks very yummy,perfect combo to have..and congraz on ur awards aparna and i hope lots more come your way ,thanks a lot for sharing it with me as well..thats really nice of you.

  11. I love ghee rice.My dad used to prepare for us with chicken curry. Your ghee rice and chicken ..yum yum combination.

  12. Thanks a lot Aparna for sharing this award with me:) Wishing you many more awards...

  13. Love this..this is our lunch today...but chicken curry aanu ketto :-)
    Congrats on your awards , Aparna !!!

  14. I would love some of that rice; ooooh it looks and sounds so good!

  15. Looks wickedly delicious and the chicken legs have come out so perfect... Ghee rice which brings childhood memories... yummy!!!

  16. Ghee rice and chicken is a lovely combination....My mom will love this, it used to be her favourite cooking item.

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  18. Looks very tempting, but sorry, I'm a veggie :)

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  19. Neichor and grilled kozhi reminds me of festive days:) Delicious.....Congrats on your awards and thanks for sharing it with me. I feel honored.

  20. Congrats on your award..rice looks nice..

  21. I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Rice looks delicious and tempting. Congratulations for your awards.
    You are welcome in my blogs. Now I have become your follower so I will be visiting your blog hereafter.

  22. thankyou so much friends for visiting my blog and appreciating me with your valuable comments..Keep rocking my friends!!!!!!!!

  23. Dear whts ur gmail id? want to send one friend id is one request keto...

    Ghee rice nd chicken fry thakarpan...


  24. thankyou so much dear,tina.. njan ayachitundu ketoo..

  25. Grill chicken leg and ghee, very yummy