Jeera rice is easy to make, flavorful and delicious in taste. This can also be made with left over rice . This is often matched with Dal fry as a perfect combination for main course , be it any party /occasion or regular day. This can also be served with any creamy based curries/gravies but Dal fry and Jeera rice are the perfect combos to each other

Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Total time 45 mins

Servings : 3


  • 1 cup Basmati rice/Jeera rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-2 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 teaspoon jeera/cumin seeds
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves/Cilantro

Steps to prepare

  • Clean and soak rice in water for 30 minutes
  • Drain excess water and keep it aside
  • Heat ghee in a pan
  • Add in bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cumin seeds to the pan
  • Dry roast spices until aromatic and cumin seeds splutter
  • Add finely chopped green chilies
  • Add drained cleaned rice to the pan
  • Saute for 2-3 minutes over medium heat
  • Add water to the pan
  • Add salt. Mix well
  • Simmer, cover and cook until rice is done and all water has evaporated from the pan
  • Gently fluff rice with fork without breaking the grains
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Dal fry r any gravy of your choice
Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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