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Dec 11, 2014

Jeera Rice Recipe / Jeera Pulao Recipe

Jeera rice is my all time favourite dish to make. I make it quite often to serve it with paneer or chicken curries. Since it is very mild in flavour it taste yummy with spicy curries..I served this with butter chicken and it tasted yummy.

Similar Recipes,
Jeera Vegetable Pulao
Ghee Rice
Peas Pulav
Aromatic Rice Pulao
Shahi Pulav

Hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Soaking Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Serves : 3 


Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tblspn
Shahi Jeera ./ Black Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 cm piece
Bay Leaf - 2
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Green Chillies - 3 chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Water - 1.5 cup


Wash and soak rice for 30 mins. Drain and set aside.

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add in cumin, cinnamon and bay leaf and mix well.

Add in onions, green chillies, salt and cook till golden.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins.

Add in rice and toss well. Add in water and mix well. Bring it to boil, cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle. Turn off the flame and let them pressure release by itself.

Open the cooker and fluff the rice.


Take your ingredients

Soak basmati rice for 30 mins

Drain it and set aside

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker

Add in a good amount of shahi jeera and cinnamon

couple of bay leaf

let them sizzle

add in onions and chillies

mix well

add in salt

cook till light golden

add in ginger garlic paste

saute for 1 min

add in drained rice

mix well

pour water

mix well

bring it to boil

pressure cook

rice done

fluff it up



  1. Its really good . I made it often and used some mint leaves for amazing aroma .

  2. Hello Aarthi... can u tell me what quantity of rice have u taken... And for 1 kg rice what amount of water should i take... and as well as suggest me quantity of jeera and other masala perortions.... please rply

  3. And number of whistles for 1 kg rice.. and i use a big 5 litre pressure cooker...Rply

  4. yummy jeera rice it great chicken curry..But mam/sir can i use oly Shahi Jeera insted of cumin powder...

  5. Hello Aarthi... can u tell me what quantity of rice have u taken... And for 1 kg rice what amount of water should i take... and as well as suggest me quantity of jeera and other masala perortions.... please rply nd number of whistles for 1 kg rice.....

  6. Are there two types of cumin seeds? I think I have the lighter ones. Can I cook in a regular pot instead of a pressure cooker?

  7. @AnonymousU can use any type of cumin, u can use normal cooking pot

  8. hie akka..can i use normal cumin seeds instead of shahi jeera? thanks:)

  9. What is the best curry to have with this rice. Do u have the recipe for that

  10. @Anonymouscheck in my recipe index..u can make chicken curry


  11. Amazing blog ! looks for delicious. spicy jeera rice thankyou for shearing this information with us!Online Food Delivery


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