- 1 cup Long Grain (Basmati) Rice
- 2 cups Water
- 11/2tsp Cumin seeds(jeera)
- 1tbsp oil
- salt to taste
- 2 Bay leaves
- 3-4 cloves
- Few whole Black pepper
- 1 Black Cardamom
- Clean and wash rice. Wash and drain rice 2-3 times and soak in water for 15-10 minutes.
- Heat oil and add cumin seeds (jeera), bay leaf, cardamom, whole black pepper and cloves.
- When Cumin seeds are done add the rice and salt, mix well.
- Add water.
- When it starts boiling low down the flame of the gas and cover it partially.
- Keep an eye, rice will be done when holes appear on the surface and water is completely absorbed.
- Serve the jeera pulao hot with any gravies or raita.