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Jeera Rice – Cumin Flavored Basmathi Rice

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Jeera RiceJeera Rice is a simple Rice sidh where Bamathi Rice is flavored with ghee roasted Cumin Seeds. Usually goes with any Indian Curries. Tastes great even with simple curds/ yogurt and pickle.







Serves – 2-3
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins

  • Basmathi Rice (Wash well under water and soak in fresh water for 30 mins) – 1 Cup
  • Onion (Sliced) – 1 no
  • Green Chillies (Slit) – 6 or to taste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Clarified Butter (Ghee) – 2 Tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 1/2 inch piece
  • Cardamom- 2 no
  • Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp
  • Cilantro (finely Chopped) – 1 Tbsp


  1. In a wide non- stick pan, add in ghee. Heat it on medium high, and when the ghee is melted and medium hot add in the cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  2. Add in Cinnamon stick and cardamoms and fry for 15 secs.
  3. Add green chilies. onions. Sprinkle some salt and cook till onion become tender.
  4. Drain the water from the basmathi rice and add it to the pan, fry for 2 mins.
  5. Add 1 1/2 Cups of water, salt. Mix well. Bring it to a boil.
  6. Cover the pan and cook on medium heat for 7 mins.
  7. Gently mix the rice, add in cilantro. Cover the pan and cook on LOW heat for 5 mins. Turn OFF the heat.
  8. Serve this after resting in the pan for 5 mins with raitha or simple pickle and yogurt or any Indian Curry.



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  1. Sai Pushyami

    Hi…sruthi..dis is Pushyami..I tried dis Jeera rice its to tasty….

    1. admin

      Great, thanks for leaving your feedback :)

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