The flavourful and aromatic jeera rice is mixed with cumin seeds, cashew nuts, dry spices, onions and ginger and garlic paste for a rich taste. Pressure cook all the ingredients and hot the delicious jeera rice with any gravy. Specially serve with butter chicken.
Wash the rice thoroughly and soak for 20 minutes.
Drain the rice and set aside.
Heat a pressure cooker over a medium flame add a spoon of butter(ghee) and oil.
Add all the dry spices jeera, shah jeera, cloves, cashew nuts, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, bay leaves.
Let the jeera splutter and cashew nuts turn the golden colour.
Add onion slices and slit green chillies mix well, fry for a minute.
Add a spoon of ginger and garlic paste. It gives excellent taste. This is optional.
Fry till the raw smell disappears.
If necessary add 1 1/2 spoons of oil. By adding oil the rice will not stick to the pressure cooker.
Pour 6 cups of water. Bring water to a quick boil over a medium flame.
Taste and adjust the salt ( approximately 2 spoons)
Add the soaked and drained rice to the pan stir well.
Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
carefully open the lid slowly mix.
Take the jeera rice into the serving bowl
Serve hot jeera rice with curd, raita or with any veg gravies or non-veg gravies.
If you don't like to pressure cook. Cook on the medium flame for 5 minutes and put it dum for 5 minutes.