Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jeera Pulav (Cumin Pilaf)

I make this pulav when I am lost as to what to cook for dinner. This is so easy to make and also so tasty that one cannot go wrong. You can eat it with daal or even with a pickle and raita.


1 cup basmati rice washed and soaked for 30 mins.
salt to taste
2 bay leaves
4 cloves
1 inch cinnamon stick
4 green cardamoms
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 green chilly
2 cups water
2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)


Heat ghee in a pan.
Add the cumin seeds, green chillies, cloves, cardamoms, bay leaves and cinnamon.
Saute for a few minutes.
Optional : Add 1 onlion sliced and saute till pink.
Add the drained rice and salt.
Saute for a couple of minutes.
Add the 2 cups of water.
Cover and cook on medium flame.

Serve hot and enjoy.

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