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Cumin Rice
(Jeera Chawal)

Cumin Seeds Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds (called Jeera in India) provide a quick and simple way of making rice (or Chawal) aromatic.

Indian Vegetarian Recipes

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Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: North Indian Vegetarian

2  cup(s) uncooked long grain rice (called Basmati rice in India)
2  teaspoon(s) cumin seeds
1  tablespoon(s) butter or ghee (clarified butter)
4  cups water
salt and a dash of lime juice to taste

  1. Heat butter / ghee (clarified butter) on medium level in a large heavy-bottomed vessel for about 2  minute(s).
  2. Add the cumin seeds and fry for 2  minute(s) till the seeds splutter.
  3. Add the rice, lime juice, water and salt. Mix well. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat and cook covered on low level for 15  minutes till all water evaporates.

Serve hot with: Cottage Cheese with Green Bell Peppers (Paneer Simla) or any other curries / dals of your choice.

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