Biriyani- Pulao varieties

Jeera rice

Jeera rice is a very simple and tasty rice that can be prepared in a few minutes. I first tasted this recipe in my brother’s house. My sister-in-law made this and I am in love with it. You can serve this with a simple raitha or any gravy that you make for roti. First I thought of making raitha but my hubby asked me to make any gravy. And I made Floating potato in paneer matar. He liked it and the rice tasted better with this gravy.




        Rice – 1 cup

Water – 2 cups

 Ghee – 4 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 2 tbsp

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Cardomom – 1


Bay leaf – 1

Mace – small piece

Marathi moggu – 1

Star anise – 1

Cinnamon – 1

Cloves – 3

Salt – As required


  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee and melt it.
  • Add Cumin seeds, Fennel seeds, Cardomom, Bay leaf, Mace, Star anise, Cinnamon, Cloves and saute until you feel their aroma.
  • Meanwhile soak the rice in water for ten minutes. Wash and drain the water.
  • Add the rice to pressure cooker and saute until light brown.
  • Now add water and mix with other ingredients.
  • Finally add salt and mix well.
  • Close the lid and pressure cook it.
  • You can feel the aroma of jeera rice all over your kitchen once the first whisle comes.
  • Serve it with raitha or any other gravy that you prepare for roti.
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