Friday, May 22, 2009

Jeera rice

Been a while since I blogged. Was pre-occupied with a million other things over the last 2.5 weeks. Finally, I'm back to blogger!

As an employee, I used to wait for the work-week to end, so that I'll have two days all for myself. Each Friday morning, I'd say "TGI (Thank God It's) Friday" when I wake up :) Even though I'm not working anymore, I still love Fridays. At home, I welcome the weekend with a nice yummy dinner on Friday nights. On a Friday, I'm posting what I made on another TGIF. Bah! Too many Fridays in one paragraph.

As promised earlier, here comes my post on Jeera Rice. Very easy to make, and quite healthy too.

  1. Basmati Rice - 1.5 cup
  2. Jeera/cumin seeds - 3 tbsp
  3. Whole garam masala (Cloves #3, Cardamom #3, Cinnamon 1 inch, Bay leaves #3)
  4. Onion - 1
  5. Cashewnuts - to your heart's content :)

  1. Wash and soak the rice for about 20minutes
  2. Cut the onion into thin, inch long pieces
  3. Add a tbsp of oil + a tbsp of ghee to a saucepan and heat it
  4. In go the jeera, whole garam masala and the cashewnuts
  5. Fry the onions next
  6. Drain the rice and add it to the pan. Toss the contents and fry for 2-3 minutes
  7. Add sufficient salt and empty the pan into a rice cooker
  8. Adding the required amount of water, cook till the rice is done
Here's what we had - Jeera rice with Rajma, Masala buttermilk on the side in a perfect dinner setting on a perfect day :)

Punjabi khana from an Andhra Kitchen. Howz that?



My favourite rice item :))...looks yummy, will try it soon.


@ Lakshmi,

Hey, sure give it a shot. I've also posted rajma masala recipe. Let me know how you liked the combo.

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