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Jeera Rice Recipe
Jeera or Cumin seeds is a most important ingredient in my kitchen. I add it to almost all the poriyal, sambar and other staple foods. Any poriyal will taste excellent when we add freshly ground coconut and cumin mixture in it. I also make jeera rice occasionally. It pairs excellent with dal. If you have got 30 minutes and want to make a quick lunch you can simply go for this quick combo. Since it did not involve much time and effort I love to make this type of pulav varieties on my lazy days.
Cumin Rice Recipe
Here is a simple, easy, quick and delicious Jeera rice recipe. Try it soon.
Jeera Pulav

Jeera Rice

Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Rice Varieties
Prep Time:  5 mins | Cooking Time: 15 mins | Serves:  3


Basmati rice - 1.5
Cumin - 2 to 3 tsp
Onion - 1
Green chilli - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Cardamom - 3
Cloves - 5
Mace - 1/4
Salt - to taste
Water - 2.25 cups
Ghee - 2 tblspn


Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes. Drain the excess water and set aside.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and temper with the spices (bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom,mace). Add in cumin and let it crackle.

Add in green chilli and sliced onion. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes.

Once it becomes soft, add the rice to it. Sauté for a minute. Add water and salt to taste. Once it starts to boil, cover with a lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles over medium flame.

Once pressure subsides, fluff the rice with a fork.

Serve hot with dal tadka, dal makhani or any spicy chicken gravy.

  • You can also cook the same using normal method. Adjust water according to that.
  • Another method of preparing jeera rice is just cook the rice, temper with spices and add to it. Mix well.
  • The proportion for cooking rice in pot is 1:2 and for pressure cooker method 1:1.5

Keep all your ingredients ready
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and temper with the spices(bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, mace)
Add in cumin
let it crackle
Add in slitted green chilli and onion. Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes
Once it becomes soft, add the rice to it. Saute for a minute.
Add in salt to taste
and 2.25 cup of water
Wait till it start to boil
Once it starts to boil, cover with a lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles over medium flame.
Once pressure subsides, open the lid
Gently fluff the rice
Jeera rice is ready to serve. Transfer immediately to another vessel to avoid burning of rice on the bottom due to heat in the cooker.
Jeera Pulao Ready
Serve it with dal, mushroom masala or any non veg side dish!


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