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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jeera Rice



Jeera rice is an North Indian dish prepared from rice and cumin seeds. Jeera is the Hindi word for Cumin Seeds. Unlike Biriyani this dish is very easy to prepare and delicious to eat. This dish goes good with gravy's like Green Peas Masala, Daal Fry, Mashroom Masala, Paneer Butter Masala etc. You many also like other rice items like Navarathna Pulav and Ghee Rice .

Preparation Time : 15 min
Cooking Time       : 25 min
Serves                    : 4

Ingredients ::

English Name For Ingredients
Hindi Names For Ingredients
Quantity
Basumati Rice
बासमती चावल
2 Cup
Onion
प्याज
2
Green Peas (Optional)
मटर
1/4 Cup
Cumin Seeds
जीरा
2 tbsp
Green Chillies
हरी मिर्च
3-4
Ginger Garlic Paste
अदरक लहसुन पेस्ट
1 tbsp
Oil / Ghee
तेल / घी
3 tbsp
Bay leaf
तेज पत्ता
1
Star Anise
चक्र फूल
1
Cloves
लौंग
3
Cardamom Pod's
इलायची
2
Cinnamon
दालचीनी
1 inch
Roasted Cashews
काजू
Few
Coriander Leaves Chopped
हरा धनिया
2 tbsp
Salt
नमक
To taste


Preparation ::




  1. Soak rice for 15 minutes in a water, drain and keep aside. Boil the green peas in cooker taking one whistle and keep aside.
  2. In a vessel boil water to cook rice. When it is heated properly add bay leaf, star anise, cloves, cardamom pod's, and cinnamon into water.
  3. Add drained basumati and stir once. You have to cook only 70% of the rice and remember basumati will cook faster comparing to other type of rice's. So keep checking its level of cooking.
  4. When 70% is done drain them immediately and allow it to cool. Add a table spoon of salt to the rice and mix well.
  5. Meanwhile Heat a kadai and add oil/ghee. Add slit green chillies, Cumin seeds, sliced onion, ginger garlic paste and Salt. Saute well.
  6. When onion turns golden add boiled green peas and mix well. After few seconds add boiled rice along with all the spices and start mixing them.
  7. The rice should get mixed nicely with all the other ingredients. Turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves and roasted cashews.

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