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Monday, September 30, 2013

Jeera Pulao | Jeera Rice | Cumin flavored Rice

Jeera Pulao is a simple cumin flavored rice. It is very quick and easy to make and it  tastes best with most of the spicy gravies. I served it with Rajma masala (will post the recipe of Rajma masala soon) you can serve with other gravies of your choice too.

What are the ingredients needed?

Basmati Rice, 2 cups
Ghee+Oil, 1 tablespoons each
Cumin seeds, 2 teaspoon
Bay leaves, 1 no
Star Anise, 1 no
Cloves , 4 nos
Cinnamon, 1" long
Salt to taste
Jeera Rice
How it is made?

  1. Wash basmati rice and soak it in water for about 15 minutes then drain the water and set aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and ghee then add cumin seeds, bay leaves, Star anise, cloves, cinnamon and fry for a minute or two.
  3. Now add the soaked rice and required water, add salt mix well and then cover the lid and pressure cook it till rice is done.
  4. Then turn off the heat, let the pressure release. Gently fluff up the rice and serve with gravy of your choice.

Jeera Pulao
  • You can add onions and green chillies for extra flavor( in the step 2 saute and then continue to cook).
  • When using pressure cooker for one cup of basmati rice I use 1 1/2 cup of water while using electric cooket the ratio will be for one cup of basmati rice I will add 2 cups of water.
  • If using electric cooker, Follow step 2 in a skillet.  Transfer the ingredients to the rice cooker, add required water, close and cook. genlty fluff the rice and serve.


  1. simple food for the lazy days...

  2. Wow, that's a easy rice with great aroma...Thanks

  3. Jeera rice looks delicious. Easy to make and healthy.

  4. delicious rice dear....love the combo

  5. One yum rice da, my goto recipe for any spicy veg/non veg curry

  6. Simple, quick, flavorful and delectable pulav, love it...

  7. Quick n simple Pulao looks yummy...nice combo..:)

  8. Good flavoured, delicious rice dear ! ! !

  9. wow jeera rice with rajma masala :) a tempting combo da

  10. Simple delicious rice that goes well with many veg gravies..

  11. wow...jeera rice n the rajma masala makes me drool :) love jeera rice anytime!

  12. Wow jeera pulao looks super inviting dear :) make me hungry here such an Delicious combo pulao with beans curry :) Wud love to invite myself to you home dear !!

  13. kids friendly one pot meal n gr8 combo with rajam masala...

  14. wow lovely clicks and look's scrumptious :)

  15. Looks aromatic and flavorsome....

  16. Never get bored of this fantastic one pot meal..my all time favourite.

  17. simple and flavorful pulao..my fav

  18. wow jeera rice is my favorite one aks... love the combo with rajma masala... very inviting must be very delicious...

  19. Jeera rice is my fav specially with butter :)


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