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1 cup long grain rice
1 tbsp. cumin seeds (shajira & ordinary mixed)
1 tbsp. halved cashews
1 tsp Pepper Powder
1 bay leaf
1/8 tsp sugar
2 1/2 cups water (approx.)
1/4 tsp. clove-cinnamon powder
2 tbsp. ghee
salt to taste


  1. Wash rice well and soak in salt water for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat ghee in a heavy or nonstick pan.
  3. Add cashews to ghee.
  4. Fry to a light brown, drain, keep side.
  5. Add jeers, pepper powder, bayleaf to same ghee.
  6. Stir fry for a few seconds, drain, and add rice.
  7. Keep aside the drained water.
  8. Add sugar, stir gently, frying rice till light brown.
  9. Add spice powder, stir.
  10. Add salt water, bring to a boil.
  11. Simmer covered, till rice is cooked and water evaporates or cook it in Pressure cooker wait till 1-2 whistles and switch off the gas or do microwave cooking.
  12. Each grain should be separate.
  13. Serve hot with dal fry or a spicy gravy vegetable.


  1. kamala said...
    Love the smell of jeera in the rice!!!Lovely presentation
    Vaishali said...
    Sireesha, a simple and delicious-sounding recipe. Looks great too!
    Madhavi said...
    Awesome jeera rice, looks good and perfect with kadhi!!!
    Cham said...
    Delicious rice with any paneer dish :) Love the plate!
    Unknown said...
    nice one...looks yummy..
    Srikitchen said...
    wow.. thatz a lovely dish...
    Unknown said...
    jeera rice looks so yummy with cashew nuts ridge ourd curry I never made like this will try this
    Andhra Flavors said...
    nenu etu side vachesariki chala entries post chesesaru. :)
    jeera rice looks perfect!
    notyet100 said...
    saw on pritis post too,..looks delicious...
    Indranee Batabyal said...
    I love jeera rice! I have tasted them in a lot of restaurants here and they tasted wonderful! Will try it.
    Indian Khana said...
    Your jeera rice looks nice Sireesha and am sure it's taste gud too...pepper gives very nice taste to it..
    Shreya said...
    Hi sireesha, grt presentation with the cashews..
    Laavanya said...
    jeera rice is always so flavorful and a perfect combination for most curries.
    SushMira said...
    Hi ,
    wonderful recipe..I make it in a similar way but additionally add onions and green chillies to it..Could you please clarify what's the spice powder that you are adding towards then end ? is that pepper jeera powder?
    ST said...
    Hi Mira,

    In the last I am adding clove-cinnamon powder (i.e. Spice powder).

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