Humble Jeera Rice

This is a simple rice dish flavoured with jeera or cumin seeds. It is the most preferred rice dish in India to go with dal or any veg or non-veg curry.
Slightly sautéed with ghee and garam masala and certainly cumin  seeds this is a  rice dish that gives competition to other flavored rice dishes of India and surely comes out as a winner.

Main Ingredients:

  • 5 to 6 cups of boiled basmati rice. (Note :  The rice should be grainy in texture)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of jeera or cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp of whole garam masala ( cardamom, cloves , javitri or mace , cloves )
  • Salt as needed
  • One sliced onion
  • 2 tbsp of ghee
  • 2 or 3 slit green chilli
  • 3 to 4 tsp of cashew nuts (optional)


Cook the rice till  grainy in texture and set it aside to cool.

Add 2 tbsp of ghee in a frying pan, add whole garam masala, green chilli and onion and saute for 2 to 3 minutes .

Lower the heat and add the jeera , again saute it till the time it starts smelling earthy.

Add  in the cashew and salt  as well , and lastly the cooked rice.

Gently mix all the prepared masala with the rice , check seasoning  and put off the flame.

For garnishing you can use some coriander leaves.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. jyo says:

    Simple but STUNNER !!

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  2. Megala says:

    Lovely flavorful rice !

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  3. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks a lot Megala ❤

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  4. mistimaan says:

    Looks good and tasty……well done Bong girl 🙂


  5. PS says:

    Humble and flavorful aromatic rice!!!:)

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  6. This is staple in my house with many curries…Loved the recipe..looks so delicious !!

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  7. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks for the lovely comment Anshu ❤

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  8. Lovely recipe and so much better than plain rice!

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  9. flavours2017 says:

    Yes , simple yet flavourful 😍


  10. Ankita Dash says:

    Looking very delicious. I nvr use onions in it. Will try nxt tm..

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  11. Jyoti Rao :) says:

    Looks colorful and yumm. Treat for eyes too 🙂

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  12. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks Ankita, and next time use onions , hope you will like it.😊


  13. flavours2017 says:

    Thank you thank you ❤❤

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  14. Perfect for those tiring evenings after work when you don’t want to cook or eat out and yet enjoy a tasty meal 🙂

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  15. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks a lot for yr lovely comment and absolutely right it’s really a tasty and fulfilling meal after a days work 😍


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