Friday, December 2, 2011

Jeera Pulao-Jeera Rice Recipe

Jeera (zeera) rice is a very simple and flavorful rice and can be prepared in a few minutes. It is the simplest of all flavored rice and goes well with most of the gravies we usually prepare for roti/chapati. Today let us learn how to prepare jeera pulao/rice following our easy jeera pulao recipe.

Jeera RiceHow to make Jeera Pulao/Jeera rice (Cumin flavored rice)
Serves -2

Ingredients needed

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 finely chopped (optional)
Butter - 2 tsp + 1 tsp oil (you can substitute butter with ghee also)
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp

Whole Garam masala

Cloves -2
Cinnamon -1 inch piece
Bay leaf-1
Star anise - 1 (optional)

Jeera Rice with Paneer Butter Masala

Jeera PulaoPreparation

Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 20 minutes. Drain and keep it aside.


Heat butter + oil or ghee in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf, saute for a few seconds and then add jeera seeds.

When jeera splutters, add onion and saute till onions become golden brown, then add the drained rice and fry for a few minutes. Add 2 cups of water, needed salt and cook rice till done.

Fluff it with a fork and serve it with any gravy side dish of your choice.

You can cook rice in a rice cooker or pressure cooker or in a pan with a lid.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. Love Jeera rice, but I'm sure in pulav form it must be really aromatic...

  2. Hey this is a good jeera rice. I too prepare in this simple way with another version.

  3. Love this simple flavoured and fragrant rice preparation..goes really well with spicy gravies and paneer dishes.

  4. Super flavourful pulao,inviting bowl.

  5. This has always been one of my hubby's favorite...loved the clicks! :)

  6. thats is something I always love...easy to prepare yet kinda exotic. beautiful clicks.

  7. Hi Padma, Thanks for dropping by and leaving a nice comment to my blog.Your profile is interesting and hobbies varied. Jeera rice is a regular feature at our place and in combo with paneer butter masala is yummylicious !

  8. Wonderfully flavourful rice... makes an awesome delicious meal ..:) Loved the simplicity of the dish..

  9. Mouthwatering recipe, this looks so good.

  10. I wanted to try this pulao for a long time. will make it soon :)

  11. Padhu, thanks for visiting my blog . You have a nice blog here.
    I love the flavour of jeera.Shall make this one and would tell you how it turned out.

  12. Looks the cumin scented rice:)

  13. Padhu, thanks for stopping by!!

    a simple cooking blog.. :) good one for beginners.. and also almost every thing mentioned here is available at home.. so any recipe chosen can be made without much hiccups :)

  14. one of my favorite...looks tempting and delicious.

  15. i am vegeterian and ,,,i always lokking for this type of mast foods.........

  16. Hi All,
    Just wanted to share my personal ,generic note about this blog.
    Whenever I think of doing a different/common recipie, first thing i would do is looking into Padhuskitchen :) . The recipies I have tried out from padhuskitchen have come out well every time.It is more of like my database of cookbooks. Easy,simple,tasty,quick dishes are spotted in this blog. Its my favourite blog.

    Thanks to Padhu for her contribution..I always have a sister feel when I look at Padhu's pic & love to visit this sisterly blog often!!! :) :)

  17. Hey padma... love your site. . I always check here for every recipe cos I know I can trust your recipes...thnks alot

  18. Iam a beginner and thanks to you mam iam making the dishes simply and fast

  19. Black Pepper is not mentioned in the recipe.It also adds taste to jeera pulao.

  20. Such a quick recipe , I am preparing every week now !! Thanks ☺

  21. m makin awesome jeera rice these days!!! thanks!


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