Friday, January 30, 2009

Jeera Rice ( Zeera Pulao )

An irresistible blend of cumin and basmati rice.


Ingredients:
1 cup rice
2 chillies finely cut
few coriander leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 onion finely chopped
1/2 onion cut and fried - for garnishing (optional)
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
Approx 2 cups water

Method:
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, green chillies and coriander leaves.
  • Add cut onions. Add salt to taste. Cook till its golden brown.
  • Add water. When water starts boiling, add the rice.
  • Cook it with the lid covered for 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with fried onions ( optional )
  • Ready to serve.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve with curries or dal

Tip:Make sure each grain of the rice is separated. Basmati rice is preferred for this dish.
Do not add too much water or else the rice will become sticky.