Jeera rice is a popular Indian recipe made from fragrant basmati rice, cumin seeds, and ghee as main ingredients. Typically, it is served in restaurants along with paneer gravy, dal tadka, or dal makhani.
We always love the fluffiness of jeera rice in restaurants. Every time we think of an easy, simple and flavourful rice recipe, we chose to make Jeera rice and Dhaba style dal, which is a great combo.
Even sometimes when we are in a hurry and need a soft and easy to digest lunch and do not want to make roti or naan for lunch, we can opt for jeera rice. Everyone at home will enjoy it well with paneer masala. In this recipe, a pressure cooker is used to make the jeera rice.
You can make the same in the open pot too, but it’s a time consuming way of cooking it. If you want to make jeera rice in open pot or pan, just follow the same recipe, but increase the water to 1.75 cups.
The scrumptious and delicious recipe is a rice-based dish that is made by most North Indian households especially in Punjabi restaurants all over India due to its popularity. It is claimed that this rice recipe was first introduced to the Indian population by the Mughal Empire.