II Jeera Pulao (Cumin Rice) II


  • 1 cup Long Grain (Basmati) Rice
  • 2 cups Water
  • 11/2tsp Cumin seeds(jeera)
  • 1tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 3-4 cloves
  • Few whole Black pepper
  • 1 Black Cardamom


  • Clean and wash rice. Wash and drain rice 2-3 times and soak in water for 15-10 minutes.
  • Heat oil and add cumin seeds (jeera), bay leaf, cardamom, whole black pepper and cloves.
  • When Cumin seeds are done add the rice and salt, mix well.
  • Add water.
  • When it starts boiling low down the flame of the gas and cover it partially.
  • Keep an eye, rice will be done when holes appear on the surface and water is completely absorbed.
  • Serve hot with any gravies or raita.