Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Shah Jeera Rice (Black Cumin seed rice)

Shah Jeera Rice (Caraway rice). Can be prepared in two ways by absorption of water by rice or by draining the water. A tasty variation on plain boiled rice, this can be made two ways - by total absorption of water by the rice or by draining the water from it.


2 Cups Basmati Rice

1 tbsp Shah Zeera ( Black Cumin seeds)

4 Black Peppercorns
4 Green Cardamoms
2 Cinnamon sticks
2 Cloves 
Salt to taste 
1 Cup Canola Oil

Wash the rice and soak it in surplus water for about 1/2 an hour.
In a large saucepan at medium heat, add water along with cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, Black Cumin seeds and salt.let it come to a boil,add the drained rice Give it a stir and let the rice cook until it is  done.
 Drain the rice and at a  very low heat  2-3 minutes leave it for dum cover saucepan with a tight lid.
Closed the heat let it leave 
  so that no steams can escape so the  nice steam has formed inside.
And  serve with any curry .
 Enjoy it :)


  1. looks so inviting and delicious !!

  2. Love that I've discovered your site full of Hyderabadi recipes!!! Love this rice...definitely have to make it!

  3. flavorsome and aromatic rice variety .. lovely recipe dear :)

  4. A nice meal... Roha... lovely pics too.

  5. YUMMY dish as well as easy preparation...loved it

  6. i havent used the shah zeera it is just lying in my pantry for a quite long time,will give this a try,the texture of the rice is perfect.

  7. Hi Roha...

    I missed uldates from your blog for a while. Not sure why? :(
    Was thinking some hydrebai recioes yesterday when I remembered you. Trying to catch uo with yiur posts. And good to see them all :)

  8. aawww that was very sweet of you :)

    Thank you everyone for the lovely comments :)

  9. so flavourful
    looks so yummy
    i can smell the aroma from here

  10. Flavourful Rice.. love the clicks..

  11. Flavourful rice with the distinct aroma of shahi Jeera ! Love it!


  12. YUMMY dish as well as easy preparation...loved it
    restaurant in satya niketan


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