Jeera Cashewnut Rice
India gate Basmathi Rice – 300 grams
Oil + ghee – 40 ml
Chopped onion – 3 tbspn
Ginger garlic paste – 3 tspn
Coriander leaves – few
Bay leaves – 1
Cinnamon , clove, cardamom – 1 each
Jeera (cumin) – 1 tbspn
Cashew nuts – 75 grams
Salt – to taste
Water – 450 ml
How to make Jeera Rice/zeerakasathaam/
Soak the rice for 20 minutes.
In rice cooker, add the ghee, bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom,Jeera (cumin), and cashewnuts. Fry them well for couple of minutes.
Add onion, ginger garlic paste, coriander leaves and sauté well. Make sure that it does not get brown.
Now add the rice and stir slowly.
Add 450 ml water (1: 1 ½ - rice : water ratio ). Add salt to taste. Cook it in the rice cooker till rice is done.
Now , aromatic Jeera Cashew Rice is ready.
Serve the rice with Mutton kurma, chicken gravy, fish curry, thick dhal, or prawn gravy. This rice tastes good with coriander chutney too.
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