Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Jeera Rice/ Cumin Rice

Cumin Rice is the most simplest and fastest flavoured rice, I have ever known.
I learnt from my hostel canteen Cook. He used to prepare this for the late comers, whenever there is hardly any food left.So quick and simple..

  • Basmathi rice-1 cup
  • Water-1 1/2 cup
  • Butter-1 1/2 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds- 2 tablespoon
  • (Powdered cumin-1/2 tablespoon, if more flavour is desired)
  • Green chilli/red chilli -3
  • Onion(large)-2
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves and Coriander leaves for garnishing.


  • Cook 1 cup of Basmathi rice in 1 1/2 cup of water. Add required amount of salt while cooking rice.
  • Heat butter in a pan ( oil can also be used) and add the cumin seeds (and the powdered cumin).
  • When the cumin seeds start spluttering, add the chillies and then the onions.
  • Add a pinch of salt and fry till the onion is cooked.
  • Mix it with the cooked rice and garnish it with curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  • Suits with all kind of kuzhambu or gravies.

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