Jeera Fried Rice

Ingredients:

1 cup long grain rice (chawal)
1 tblsp cumin seed (jeera)
1 tblsp halved cashews
4-5 whole pepper corns
1 bay leaf (tej patta)
2 1/2 cup water (approx.)
1 tsp sugar (cheeni)
1/4 tsp clove (lavang)- cinnamon (tuj/dalchini) powder
2 onion (pyaj) cut into rings
2 tblsp ghee
salt (namak) to taste

How to make Jeera Fried Rice:
  • Wash rice well and soak in salt water for 30 minutes.
  • Heat up ghee in a heavy or nonstick pan.
  • Mix in onions and fry till dark brown & crisp.
  • Drain, and mix in cashews to same ghee.
  • Fry to a light brown, drain, keep side.
  • Mix in jeers, peppercorns, bayleaf to same ghee.
  • Stir fry for a few seconds, drain, and mix in rice.
  • Keep aside the drained water.
  • Mix in sugar, stir gently, frying rice till light brown.
  • Mix in spice powder, stir.
  • Mix in salt water, bring to a boil.
  • Simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) covered, till rice is cooked and water evaporates.
  • Each grain should be separate.
  • Serve hot with dal fry.