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Cumin rice(Jeera rice)

Basmati rice 2 cups
Onions 2
Cumin seeds 2 tea spns
Ginger-garlic paste 1 tea spn
Coriander leaves 4-5
Green chillies 4-5
Ghee 2 tbl spns
Water 5 cups

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they start spluttering, add ginger-garlic paste, green chillies and onions. Fry till onions turn slightly brown. Add rice and fry for 2mins. Add water and salt. Cover and cook. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serves : 4
Preparation time : 30min

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{ 13 comments… add one }

  • shilpa May 21, 2006, 11:41 pm


    Can you pls send me the receipe for Chinese veg Fried rice?


  • GLYNIS August 29, 2006, 1:11 am

    Hey i tried this out for my son yesterday and it turned out v nice. Am happy i happened to check out ur site! God Bless your mom n u n ur hubby for this site.

  • MADHURI March 30, 2007, 5:30 am

    Can you pls send me the receipe for Chinese CHICKEN CHILL DRY?

  • MADHURI March 30, 2007, 5:32 am


  • Shvetha July 27, 2007, 5:12 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    Thanks for the recipe of jeera rice.Before i try it out ,i was just wondering which side dish would go well with this?Can you help me with it?


    Shilpa: Shveta, Like matar pulav, I serve this jeera rice also with dal fry.

  • Vidya Dalvi September 5, 2007, 9:26 pm

    One slight variation in this recipe is to fry chopped coriander leaves with onions. It lets out a wonderful aroma. Try it.

  • sunanda ajith April 11, 2008, 11:18 pm

    hi,saw ur jeera rice receipe.thanks…..cud upls send me the receipe for chinese fried rice…..it wil b very nice of u….

  • Vasant January 11, 2009, 12:45 pm

    Thanks for same. This is perfect recipe for Jeera rice. I tried the same and it was awesome. The combination of Jeera rice + Jeera Paper kadhi ( also recipe from this site itself, just 10 min cooking ) make my day special..!!

    Thanks once again..!!


  • Sugathri October 1, 2009, 9:37 am


    thanks for the recipe, it turned out just as stated!

  • priya September 13, 2010, 8:04 am

    i tried it was jus awsum

  • SRI October 27, 2010, 5:39 am

    woooow ! the dish was simple and fantastic!!
    great going

  • veena December 15, 2010, 6:49 am

    super recipies shilpa..post more more recipes..

  • smdr September 24, 2011, 8:09 am

    I made it. Delicious. Many thanks!

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