Saturday, 30 January 2016

Jeera Rice

Jeera Rice is a North Indian rice preparation with just basic ingredients of that of Ghee and Cumin seeds tempered with rice. With just two ingredients also, it tastes so flavorful and it is actually a main accompaniment to many curries like dal tadka, dal fry, dal makhni or any gravy. 

Basmati Rice 1/2 cup
Onion 1 small sliced
Salt as per taste
Ghee 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tbsp
Cashew Nuts 6 -7 
Water 1 cup
Freshly chopped Coriander Leaves 1 tsp

Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 20 minutes. 
Drain the water and keep ready aside.

In a tempering pan, heat ghee. As it heats, add cashew nuts and fry until light brown. Transfer it to a bowl and keep ready aside.

In a pan heat ghee. Once heated add cumin seeds. As it splutters add onions and saute until it turns transparent.

Now add the soaked rice and saute for a minute.

Now add water and salt, and give a stir and close the pan and cook for 7 - 8 minutes on slow flame or until done. 
{Note -  do not stir in between many times as the rice will break}.

Once the rice is cooked, switch off, add fried cashew nuts and allow it to cool for 10 minutes and then open, mix and transfer to a serving plate.

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with any North Indian dal / curries / gravies.


  1. This is a classic north Indian recipe... Uhhhh I live it and I can have this anytime...
    And I guess you have changed the look of your blog ,is it???

    1. Thanks a lot dear, My fav to. And yes I just changed the theme of my blog.

  2. One rice that I love with anything, even a simple dal will be elevated by this simple dish...

  3. Comfort food filled with the goodness and aroma of cumin seeds ! I'm hungry !

    1. Ohhhh well said...Perfect as told...Thanks dear

  4. My all time favorite :-) Looks perfect and delicious!

  5. Yummy jeera rice...each of the rice grain is well separated ...perfectly prepared

  6. Replies
    1. yes it is.Glad that U liked it..Thanks a lot

  7. jeera rice looks delicious and yummy!

  8. Yummy jeera rice!! tempting clicks!!

  9. I know rice and jeera have a nice combination of aroma in this rice.

  10. Wow!! Jeera rice looks delicious. Lovely. :)

  11. Simple yet flavourful all time fav!!

  12. I am very fond of yours


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