Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Jeera Rice Recipe | Restaurant Style Jeera Rice | Quick Variety Rice Recipes

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zeera rice
Jeera Rice  

Zeera rice or Jeera rice is an irresistably flavorful rice dish from North Indian cuisine. This is mildly spiced & tastes great with a rich aroma of cumin and other spices. Its one of the very popular rice dish in Indian restaurants. It tastes great along with dals or with veg or non-veg curry. The ghee fried cashewnuts added enhance the flavor and palatability of the dish. Check out the easy video recipe to prepare the comfort food.

Preparation time:  10 mins                 No. of servings: 4  persons
Cooking time:  15 mins                       Calories: 430 cal

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  • Basmati rice - 1 & 1/2 cups
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli - 4
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash & soak basmati rice in water for 10 mins.
  2. Drain water and set aside.
  3. Heat 6 cups of water in a thick bottomed pan.
  4. Once the water starts boiling, add the basmati rice.
  5. Add 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of oil and few drops of lemon juice.
  6. Stir and cook.
  7. Once the rice is cooked soft, turn off flame.
  8. Drain the water and set the rice grains aside.
  9. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee and 2 tbsp of oil in a fry pan.
  10. Add cashewnuts, roast to golden.
  11. Drain and set aside.
  12. Add cumin seeds and wait to splutter.
  13. Add split green chillies and saute.
  14. Add cooked basmati rice, salt, cumin pwd and tsp of ghee.
  15. Toss the rice gently in high flame.
  16. Cook in low flame for 5 mins.
  17. Turn off flame.
  18. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves & roasted cashewnuts
  19. Irresistably flavorful delicious jeera rice is ready.
  20. Serve hot with any veg or non-veg curry of your choice.
  21. My favorite combo is with gobi manchurian:)
zeera rice

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