Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jeera Rice / Punjabi Jeera pulao

 Jeera means cumin , this was a pulao which gets its flavor from the cumin seeds added to it. Jeera rice / Zeera rice is an Indian and Pakistani dish consisting of rice and cumin seeds. This rice dish is known as Zeera rice in Pakistan. It is easy to prepare unlike a briyani . Jeera is the hindi word for cumin seeds.

 This rice goes well with any spicy gravy. This was a easy to make rice with cumin and other spices cooked along with the rice.
Cumin is good for digestion and it is a coolant to our body.
Requirements :
Rice – 2 cup
Cumin seeds – 1 ½ tbs
Butter – 2 tbs
Oil – 1 tsp
Cinnamon – a stick
Cloves – 3
Bay leaf - 1
Salt as required

Method :
Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes.
Heat the butter and oil together in a pressure cooker.
Add the bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and cumin seeds. Let all the spices fry in oil for a minute.
Add the soaked rice and fry for two minutes.
Add about 4 cups of water and required salt.
Close the lid and pressure cook for two whistles.
When the pressure subsides , open the lid and stir gently.
Jeera rise is ready to serve.
Serve with any spicy gravy of your choice.

We had it with malai kofta curry.
Note :
Cashew and onion slices can be added while frying the spices.


  1. jeera rice looks super perfect dear

  2. quick and delicious rice! I don't add whole garam masala for jeera rice though!

  3. Jeera pulao looks delicious very nice.

  4. wonderful n delicious platter dear...

  5. Simple and delicious rice.. Perfect when had with spicy side dish.. :)