Indian Spiced Cumin Rice - Jeera Pulao
By :Subhadra Burugula
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Sprucing up plain rice gets easier with this Cumin rice. Very aromatic and simple, it is great served with Curry or Gravy.
Votes: 4
Rating: 3.75
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Easy
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Cumin Seeds, Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
3-4 minutes
Ingredients
  • 11 ounces Basmati rice
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp ghee or oil (or even butter can be used)
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 pieces mace flower (javitri)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 green chili slit into peices
  • salt to taste
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Easy
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Cumin Seeds, Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
3-4 minutes
Ingredients
  • 11 ounces Basmati rice
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp ghee or oil (or even butter can be used)
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 pieces mace flower (javitri)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 green chili slit into peices
  • salt to taste
Votes: 4
Rating: 3.75
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Wash the basmati rice well and soak the rice in water for 30 mins. (Rice to water ratio = 1:2). Put the instant pot on saute mode high.
  2. Add ghee and let it get hot. Add the spices and cumin seeds, fry well. This is important to avoid any raw smell in rice.
  3. Now add the green chili, fry for a minute, then add the rice along with the soaked water.
  4. Turn off saute mode, put the lid with vent to sealing position, push the rice button.
  5. Once the Instant pot goes into warm mode, do quick release. Natural pressure release is also fine.
  6. Mix the rice gently and serve with any side dish of your choice like a curry.
Recipe Notes

If you do not have spices like Mace flower or black cardamom, you can skip them.

Soaking of rice is not necessary but it makes the rice grain bigger when cooked.

Vegans can use vegan butter or oil.

5.5 ounces rice cup is used for measurement

3 replies
  1. stokd
    stokd says:

    Rice to water proportions are way off, turned out like porridge. Rice needs to be cooked longer than 15 mins as well, comes out a little undercooked. Flavor is grest though!

  2. KayLou
    KayLou says:

    As mentioned by someone else the flavour was great but it did turn out quite mudhy not fluffy like normal basmati.

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