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Jeera Rice

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Jeera Rice is a healthy and nutritious Indian rice dish made from toasted cumin seed and rice.

Jeera rice is a popular Indian dish that is made from rice, cumin seeds and other spices. The recipe varies according to the region, family and personal preferences. It can be eaten with any curry or any kind of vegetable preparation.

Jeera Rice is popular in Northern India especially in Punjab region where it is eaten with curries like butter chicken or dal makhani.

Jeera Rice

Jeera Rice
5 from 3 votes

Jeera Rice

Jeera Rice is a healthy and nutritious Indian rice dish made from toasted cumin seed and rice.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cumin Seed Rice
Servings: 2 people


  • 1 cup Basmati / Fragrant Rice
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Jeera
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Sliced Onions
  • 2 Green Chillies slit vertically
  • as per taste Salt


  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes. Drain the water and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker on a medium flame.
  • Add the Jeera, chillies and sliced onions and saute for 1-2 min.
  • Add the rice and mix well. Now add the 2 cups of water and salt as per taste.
  • Allow this to boil at high heat. Keep it covered, though not fully closed.
  • After you see the rice cooked to nearly 75%, close the lid with the whistle and reduce the flame to the lowest.
  • Allow it to cook this way for 9-10 minutes. Don't wait for a steam whistle.
  • Turn off the flame and let it rest till all the steam has reduced.
  • Open and fluff the rice with a fork.
  • Serve hot with any side dish of your choice.


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lakshmy August 17, 2011 - 3:20 am

i like it its awesome receipe.

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mounica September 23, 2010 - 1:39 am


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dr.shamya gubbi January 19, 2010 - 7:03 am

hmm yummy as a doctor i advice it to my patients with less oil.hats off

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sahana August 27, 2009 - 7:59 am

I’m an amateur cook, yet i was able to make jeera rice easily. N it even tasted great. thank you.

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ghjjiio May 17, 2009 - 3:09 am

Easy to cook and a break from daily same and monotonous food…thanks.

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honey March 30, 2009 - 5:25 am

good and tasty…..

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sheetal March 21, 2009 - 12:43 pm

wow lovely food…

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priti November 17, 2008 - 12:06 pm


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Aishah October 11, 2008 - 8:22 am

very nice and silmple recipe, very tasty!

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