Indian Spiced Cumin Rice - Jeera Pulao


  • 11 ounces Basmati rice
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp ghee or oil
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 pieces mace flower
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 green chili
  • salt
  • Wash the basmati rice well and soak the rice in water for 30 mins. (Rice to water ratio = 1:2). Put the instant pot on saute mode high.
  • Add ghee and let it get hot. Add the spices and cumin seeds, fry well. This is important to avoid any raw smell in rice.
  • Now add the green chili, fry for a minute, then add the rice along with the soaked water.
  • Turn off saute mode, put the lid with vent to sealing position, push the rice button.
  • Once the Instant pot goes into warm mode, do quick release. Natural pressure release is also fine.
  • Mix the rice gently and serve with any side dish of your choice like a curry.
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