Variety is the spice of life, I have heard. I don’t know if it’s true. But when it comes to food, I think variety is very important. Taking the same food day in day out to office doesn’t feel as appealing or exciting, especially to a foodie. To get up early in the morning and make different food each day before heading off to office, that’s not something my mom or I find easy.
Zeera Rice is one dish we experiment with. The advantage what we have when we make the dish is that we can take just the quantity of rice that we want and leave the rest to dad to have with curry (as he is not too fond of the dish). It’s a simple recipe and one that can be done in about an hour at most.
First wash the rice and then soak it and half-boil it for about 20 minutes. Heat oil/ghee in pan and fry zeera (cumin seeds) and onion till the aroma comes. Add the zeera tadka and salt to taste in the half cooked rice. Add garam masala to it and cook it for further 2-3 minutes. To enhance the taste you may also add fried cashewnuts, raisins and garnish it with coriander.
Simple and healthy, zeera rice can be had by itself, or served with curries as well. At home, I have it by itself. When I order it at a restaurant; I have it with butter chicken. It tastes delicious either way.
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30 – Apr – 2016