Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jeera Rice (Cumin Rice)


200gm basmati rice (uncooked)
400ml of boiling water
1 Tbsp Jeera (Cumin) seeds
2Tbsp ghee (or oil)
2-3 Green cardamon
2" long cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
2-3 cloves
1tsp dry red chilly crushed (optional)
Salt to taste


Wash the uncooked rice and let it dry. Heat the ghee or oil in a pressure cooker, add all the whole spices and fry for a while. Now add the rice and keep frying for a minute or two. Add water and salt. Stir it well and close the lid of the pressure cooker. Wait till 2 whistles and turn the heat off. Wait till the pressure is release. Serve hot with any curry.


  1. How long is a whistle?

  2. If you are not using the pressure cooker then just make the rice on the pot.