Sunday, 9 March 2014

Jeera Pulao

One pot meals are always my favourite and the best part is they are so easy and can be made in a jiffy! Of all the one pot meals, jeera pulao is the easiest. Enjoy it with any special gravy or a simple dal :)

  • Basmathi rice - 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 Tsp (even shah jeera could be used)
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1 small
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Ghee - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - as needed

  1. Wash and soak rice for half an hour
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and ghee. Add cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaf and fry for half a minute
  3. Add jeera/shah jeera and fry for just a few seconds and immediately add the drained rice and saute for a while **
  4. Add water, salt and pressure cook for 1 whistle. Simmer for 5 minutes and switch off the flame (I added 1 and a quarter cup of water for 1 cup of basmathi rice)
  5. Fluff it up with a fork and serve it hot with any gravy or dal

I made mixed vegetables in coconut gravy for this pulao :)

** Make sure not to allow the jeera to splutter as it will give a bitter taste to the pulao

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