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Cumin Rice/Jeera Rice

One quick, easy and yummy rice recipe - Cumin Rice. I was busy and tied up with work and was looking for a quick recipe and Cumin rice crossed my mind. So here it is..Enjoy!!


2 cups Basmati Rice
4 cups water
1 medium onion thinly sliced length wise
6 to 10 green chillies slit length wise (as for spice level)
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ground cumin powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp dired mint
1/2 tsp dried cilantro
2 bay leaves
 5 cloves
2 small pieces of cinamonn sticks
1/4 tsp shai jeera/black cumin seeds
Salt per taste
2 tbsp butter or ghee
1 tbsp oil


Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add in shai jeera, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, cloves, dried mint, cilantro and fry for couple of seconds.
Add in slit green chillies and fry for a minute. Add in sliced onions and salt. Fry till the onions are caramelized and dark brown in color as shown in the picture. It might take from 10 to 15 minutes. Add in ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes. Add in cumin powder, garam masala and fry for a minute.
Add in the rice and stir gently. Do not break the grains. Fry for 2 minutes. Add in the water and let it come to a boil. Check and adjust the seasonings.
Transfer to a rice cooker bowl and turn on the rice cooker. One it is done let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Then fluff it with a fork to separate the grains and serve hot with any kind of veg or non-veg gravy curries.


Garnish the rice with some fried onions for a little crunch.


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