May 28, 2011

Jeera Rice Recipe / Jeera Pulav Recipe / Jeera Pulao Recipe

I got so many request for posting some easy rice preparation..So I thought of trying new rice dishes...I love cumin seeds in anything..It has a lovely earthy flavour which I always adore.This is a plain,simple,easy,elegant rice dish that goes pretty well with any side dish.I served this with chicken manchurian..It goes well with my gobi manchurian and paneer butter masala too.

The flavour for this dish comes from cumin seeds. If you have some shahi jeera which is also known as black cumin, you can add that too and You could always fry a tsp of cumin in ghee and add in the last,this enhances the cumin flavour..So please try this dish and let me know what you think..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 2 to 3


Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Carrot - 1 medium size chopped 
Peas - 1/2 cup ( i used frozen)
Cardamom Pods / Yelakai - 2 crushed
Cumin seeds or Shahi Jeera - 1 tblspn
Cinnamon - 3 cm piece
Bay leaf - 1
Green chilli - 2 slit
Ghee - 1 tblspn
Water - 1.5 cup


Wash the rice in lots of water and soak it for 30 min.

In a pan add ghee and heat it up..Add in cardamom,bay leaf,cumin seeds and mix well.

Add in carrot,green chilli and peas and mix well.Season with salt.

Add in drained rice and mix well.Now pour in water(for 1 cup rice,add 1.5 cups of water) and bring that to boil.

Reduce the flame to simmer and cover the pan with a plate and cook for 15 min.

Switch off the flame and serve with any side dish.


Take all your ingredients
Heat ghee in a sauce pan and
fry some cinnamon,bay leaf,cardamom
add in cumin seeds or shahi jeera

add in carrots, peas and green chillies

add in soaked drained basmati rice

Fry in the ghee for few mins
add in water and some salt
Bring that to boil

Cover and simmer until done.



  1. Yes Aarthi. Frying cumin seeds in ghee enhances the flavor. This rice looks really good with the addition of carrot and peas.

  2. Jeera rice is my fav too.. gr8 combo with any chicken preparation..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

  3. Yummy jeera rice .. nice step by step pictures.


  4. wow I am impressed with the many different types of rice you cook. I adore rice and will try some of your recipes soon!
    Thank you for visiting our blog!

  5. The pictorial representation is too good for understanding

  6. Superb dish and pictorial presentation is excellent.

  7. Thanks, this year you get lot of opportunity and share more foodie blog and its in satya nketan delhi


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