Recipes Home: Punjabi: Zeera Rice


1 cup Basmati rice
2 tsp Jeera (cumin seeds)
2 tbsp Cashewnuts
3 Whole peppercorns
2 Bay leafs
3 Cloves
2 Cinnamon sticks
1 Onions, sliced
2 tbsp Ghee
Salt To Taste

How to make zeera rice:

Wash the rice and soak in water for half an hour.

Heat ghee in a heavy saucepan, add cashewnuts. Fry until brown. Take them out and keep aside.

Add onions , bayleafs, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cumin seeds, peppercorns to the same ghee and fry for a while.

Add the rice , salt, water and stir. Cover with a lid and simmer the flame.

Cook until the rice is done.

Serve jeera rice hot with any spicy curry or raita.

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