Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cumin Pepper Rice / Milagu Jeeragam Sadham / Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

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Cumin Pepper Rice is one of the best flavored variety rice dish. This can be prepared very easily with minimum efforts.  And this simple aromatic rice makes a healthy & quick lunch box menu for kids. 
I love the rich aroma and the special flavor of this dish, and it can be taken with any curry or crispy chips. In this recipe, the cumin and pepper are dry roasted, grinded and added to rice in hot ghee with tempering.
Enjoy this fabulous & tasty pepper cumin rice recipe, that is  sure to spice up any meal.
Ingredients:
  • Pepper                         - 1 ½ tsp
  • Cumin / Jeera                - 2 tsp
  • Cooked rice                  - 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
For Tempering:
  • Ghee                            - 2 tbsp
  • Urad dal                        - 1 tsp
  • Bengal gram dal            - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida                      - a pinch
  • Cashew nuts                 - 6 to 7
  • Garlic pods (optional)    - 3 to 4
  • Curry leaves                  - a few
Method:
  1. Dry roast cumin and pepper in a fry pan till rich aroma comes out.
  1. Allow to cool.
  2. In a mixer, grind it to coarse powder.
  1. Heat ghee in a kadai.
  2. Add urad dal, bengal gram dal, asafetida, cashew nuts, garlic pods and sauté for a while.
  3. Add the curry leaves finally and turn off the flame.
  1. Now add the cooked rice, salt and freshly ground pepper cumin powder into the kadai.
  2. Mix well along with the tempering.
  3. Turn on the flame, and toss the rice gently for few minutes.
  1. Remove it from flame.
  2. Healthy and flavorful cumin pepper rice is ready.
  1. Serve hot with your favorite side dish like papad, chips or potato fry.



Related Quick Links:

·       Jeera Rice

·       Lemon Rice

·       Tamarind Rice

·       Coconut Rice

·       Fried Rice

·       Tomato Rice

·       Brinji Rice

67 comments:

  1. This looks really awesome.....I can almost taste the cashews :)

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  2. Jay, I would love this in my lunch box! I wish I could smell it, I can just imagine how good!

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  3. That looks sooo aromatic! My mom would prepare diff variety for my lunch box too. My kids don't like rice in their box! but they would love for dinner :o)

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  4. Looks and sounds delicious!

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  5. looks nice and tasty. i'd be happy to eat this for my lunch. you have a nice space here.

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  6. I am going to make this soon for my lunch!

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  7. delicious and flavourful rice...

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  8. Thanq dear friends, let me go & check ur space..:)

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  9. Toooo aromatic n tasty rice jay,healthy tooo.simply lovelyyyyy.

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  10. I love the spicyness n flavors of this rice..looks yumm

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  11. Looks simple and delicious..nice recipe.

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  12. The cumin rice looks so tasty and just love the color and spice Jay...yummy

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  13. Really a different idea... It looks awesome... Good one :)

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  14. Jay, you never fail to amaze, this rice dish looks delicious!

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  15. The pepper and cumin rice looks very yummy. Loved the spice mix :)

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  16. I am not a rice person, but your rice make me drool.

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  17. The rice looks very flavorful and delicious. Wish I had some now. Great post Jay.

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  18. Cumin rice looks delicious and flavourful.

    Deepa

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  19. It must be really flavorful!Have a lovely day,dear Jay!

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  20. very good !! Very aromatic .

    scusa se non scrivo bene l'inglese . questo piatto è delizioso !

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  21. Wow, it looks delicious!! It's a pity I don't have urad dal, bengal gram dal nor asafetida... :( I guess they're difficult to find in Barcelona!

    Kisses! :)

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  22. Very arometic spicy rice. Very lovely combo..

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  23. My mom used to make this for my lunch during college days..Love it

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  24. That rice will surely be aromatic and packed with flavour. Nice photo as well.

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  25. Rice looks so divine and lovely:)

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  26. Flavour packed rice,looks yumm..

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  27. This looks fantastic!! What a great combo with cumin and black pepper. I would have never thought to have those as the stars of the dish. I love it and I'm going to try it soon. :)

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  28. Healthy & flavorful rice Jay!!! Love all these simple & tasty recipes of yours..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  29. It looks delicious! I don't have urad dal, bengal gram .... but now, I want to find these in Budapest!

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  30. Anything with cumin and cashew nuts gets my vote! Delicious!

    Charles @ FiveEuroFood.com

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  31. Great flavours and lovely presentation

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  32. Nice spicy and aromatic cumin rice.Lovely presentation!

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  33. Perfect for this weather Jay! Bookmarked!

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  34. Looks superb Jay, we used to have this rice during rainy season frequently and this post is taking me back to good old days.

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  35. Aromatic rice..love it

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  36. The rice looks very tempting.. nice idea for lunch box.. the spice is a bit much for me to handle, but DH would love this.
    Love Ash.

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  37. We too make this, but we just simply powder coarsely and eat it with rice and ghee

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  38. Greta recipe. I have tried dhaniya rice but never jeera/pepper rice. Will try it sometime soon.

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  39. This looks great Jay. Love the rice dish.

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  40. Love this kind of one pot meal :-)Looks so good

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  41. This looks so good and will surely lift anyone's spirit if had for lunch.

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  42. Garlic optional? ;) This is wonderful...love cumin and all things peppery :)

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  43. Oh my...It is tempting jay... delicious.

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  44. Really nice recipe..looks very tasty!
    LifeScoops

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  45. Oh my, this looks fantastic and just loaded with delicious flavor, yum, yum, yum!

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  46. luvly flavor!!!feel like tasting immedietely..

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  47. thank you for visiting n leaving your sweet sweet comments...I Love to hear from you..;)

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  48. Cumin is one of my favorite spices to cook with and yet I have never used it in a rice dish. After reading your post that sounds really odd to me. It seems a natural! Thanks for your lovely comment! That made my day!

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  49. Loved this rice recipe.

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  50. delicious recipe!very interesting mix

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  51. Delicious rice.

    Do participate in the Desserts with Coconuts event and giveaway on my blog.
    http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/12/announcing-my-first-event-and-giveaway.html

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  52. Delicious rice.

    Do participate in the Desserts with Coconuts event and giveaway on my blog.
    http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/12/announcing-my-first-event-and-giveaway.html

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  53. I love the flavors you incorporated in this rice! Looks delicious!

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  54. Hi, Dropped by thro' Prats. On a lazy day this yummy dish can be prepared in double quick time. Looks awesome and I am sure will taste heavenly !I can almost feel the aroma wafting into my nostrils.

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  55. ths s a g8 receipe jay....i ve tried twice and now got idea wht else needed to add the taste....

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  56. Anything rice is always welcome in my household, esp for lunch. The tempering makes this dish even more delicious.

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  57. the presentation is great! it is a really good idea and it looks so healthy

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  58. yummy, my mouth is watering Jay :)

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  59. Wonderful rice recipe & delicious flavors.

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  60. Hey I love this one. Will make it on Monday when I carry my lunch

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  61. Hi Jay,

    H r u? Happy New Year.Sorry Jay was in holiday couldn't visit ur space for long.So sweet of u.Thank u so much for trying,glad u liked it...Keep rocking...

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  62. Great recipes as usual. Thank you !!

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  63. love pepper flavour.. nice and simple recipe

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