Zeera Rice

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 cups - Basmati Rice
  • 2 tbsp - Cumin seeds
  • 6-8 - Green Chillies
  • 3/4 cup - Grated Coconut
  • Tamarind juice of a small lemon size
  • 1/4 cup - Oil
  • Mustard
  • 1.5 spoons - Urad Dal and split Chana dal each
  • 1 - Medium size chopped Onion
  • A handful of peanuts
  • 1/4 cup - Chopped Coriander leaves and few curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp - Salt and Turmeric powder

How to Make Zeera Rice

  • Grind cumin seeds, tamarind juice, green chillies and coconut together.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick vessel.
  • Add mustard after it splutters add fry both dals till they turn light brown.
  • Add peanut and after a few seconds add chopped onion and turmeric powder.
  • After few seconds add the ground masala, salt and 1/2 cup of water and keep stirring it for around 10 minutes, close the lid and simmer it for about 15 minutes at the end add coriander and curry leaves.
  • Keep it overnight outside (not in fridge) next day add it to the cooked rice and mix well.