About this recipe: Jeera simply refers to cumin. Cumin seeds are fun to cook with, they come alive when you drop them in hot oil. They impart a very special flavour to this rice. Serve with your favourite curry.
Used different ingredients. Great recipe! I have an Indian friend who gave me a couple of suggestions. I added 4 tbsp of frozen peas, then add a few strands of saffron to the top. Cover and steamed for about 5 minutes. Was great! Thanks for the recipe! - 24 Jul 2008
Something else. One of our standby recipes now! I actually use a tablespoon of the cumin seed because we like the flavour so much. The key is to add a good half teaspoon of salt at least, and then the flavour is to die for. Adding garlic and onion to the oil would be a plus! I usually use chicken or vegetable stock instead of water in this recipe. All of these things punch up the flavour and then it isn't bland at all. - 24 Jul 2008