Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jeera Rice/Jeera Pulao - Pressure cooker method

Jeera Rice/ Jeera Pulao is one of the simplest flavorful rice . It goes well with any spicy veg/non-veg curry and also it tastes great with simple dal.

Basmati Rice -3/4 cup
Black cumin - 1/2 tbsp
Onion - 1(small)
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - 1 small piece
Bay leaf -1
Oil - 1/2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Water- 1 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste (1 1/4 tsp approx)
Cashew - 3-4 pieces
Coriander leaves - few

Soak the basmati rice for 1/2 hr. Cut the onion into thin slices and keep everything ready.
In a pressure cooker, heat the oil & ghee, add cinnamon, cloves & bay leaf, then add cumin seed.

Once the cumin seed crackle, add the onion and fry till translucent and then add the water along with salt.

Once the water comes to boil, add the rice and bring to boil. Finally add the coriander leaves and close the lid and put on weight.

Cook for 3 whistle or until the rice is done.
Open the pan after the pressure released, remove the bay leaves and fluff it with fork.

Flavorful Jeera Rice is ready. Serve it with any of your fauvorite curry.


  • If you want to add ginger garlic paste, add it while sauteing onions.
  • The flavor of the rice are from rice & cumin. so use good quality of rice and cumin.