Cumins are Jeera (hindi, konkani) and jeerige ( kannada ). It is a masala item that is being used in almost all the masalas and seasoning of most dishes. It has good digestive properties too and hence the jeerige kasaya/soup that is served to people with stomach disorders etc. This recipe is yet another adding to the one-pot meals I have on this blog – tasty, easy to prepare and a good party dish too. Vegetable Kurma I found to be a good combination although you might also try some salad or chutneys.
1. Basumathi rice – 1 cup
2. Fresh Green Peas – 1 cup
3. Onion sliced – 1
4. Cumin seeds – 2 teaspoons
5. Cinnamon sticks – 2
6. Cardamom – 4-5
7. Masala leaf – 2
8. Cloves – 2
9. Resins – a handful
10. Bread slices – 2
11. Almonds & Cashews – a few
Basumathi Rice & Fresh Green peas
Ingredients of Seasoning
What you do with what you have:
1. Wash and drain water from rice and keep it aside.
2. Chop onions and just crush cardamom as well and keep it aside.
3. Place cooker with 4-5 teaspoons of either pure ghee or cooking oil in it on the medium flame.
4. When heated add masala leaf and fry for about 10-15 seconds. Add cumin seeds and when it sputters add cinnamon sticks, cloves, resins, cashews and lastly add chopped onions from step 2 and required quantity of salt to it.
5. Keep stirring. When onions turn transparent add fresh green peas and stir for around 2-3 minutes.
6. Add washed rice from step 1 to it and also stir fry for 2 minutes. Add water as per measurement and cook it in the cooker for 15-20 minutes as ussal.
7. Separately break the bread slice into small pieces and fry it in either pure ghee or oil and mix it to Jeera rice before serving. Believe me, it will taste great !
Serve hot Jeera rice with Vegetable Kurma and is as shown in the image below.
Ready to serve Jeera rice with Veg-Kurma
Jeera rice with Veggies
How long it takes: 60 minutes