Jeera rice

Ingredients

 

Basmati rice 2 cups washed and soaked for about an hour

Cashew 1/4th of a cup

Raisins 1/4th of a cup

Bay leaf 1 or 2

Cinnamon 1″ stick

Cardamom 4 or 5

Cloves 4 or 5

Black cardamom 1

Cumin seeds 1 tbsp

Salt 1 tsp or as per taste

Sugar 1/2 tsp

Oil 1 and 1/2 tbsp

 

Procedure

 

  • Drain the water from the soaked rice and let the rice dry a little
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan at medium flames and temper it with the whole spices
  • Then add the cashew nuts and saute for few seconds. Do not let the nut turn brown
  • To this, add the rice and mix well. Keep on stirring till the rice turns glazy
  • Then add the raisins, mix well and add 4 cups of water. Give a good mix and increase the flames to maximum. Do not stir
  • Once the water starts boiling, reduce the flames to minimum, add the sugar, stir a little and cover and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes
  • Then open the cover and check the rice. By this time water will completely dry up and the rice will get perfectly cooked
  • Your Jeera rice is ready to be served. Pair it with a side dish of your choice and enjoy.

 

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