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Jeera Rice

Updated: Jul 26, 2022

Preparation and Cooking time: 1 hour 35 Minutes: Serves 4


1 Cup Basmati Rice

1 tbsp Cumin Seeds

¼ tsp asafoetida

2 Bayleaf

1 Red Chilli

4 Cloves

3 Green Cardamom Pods

2 Pieces of Cinnamon

1 tsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)

1 tsp Oil

½ tsp Salt


  1. Wash the rice, then soak for 1 hour in water and strain them in a sieve.

  2. Heat the oil and ghee at a low heat adding the bay leaf, red chilli, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and sauté for a minute, then add the cumin seeds and asafoetida till it crackles.

  3. Now add the rice, sauté for a minute or two so that the rice is coated with the oil.

  4. Add 2 cups of water and salt, stir the rice and bring it to boil, then simmer on a low heat for 10-15 minutes with the lid on.

  5. Make sure the rice is nice and fluffy.


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