Heat some oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and fry them for a few seconds till they start to splutter.
2 Teaspoons Cumin Seeds
Add bay leaf (tej patta), green cardamom (choti elaichi), mace strand (javitri), cloves (laung) and a small stick of cinnamon (dalchini).
1 Bay Leaf (Tej Patta), 3 Cloves (Laung), 2 Green Cardamoms (Choti Elaichi), 1 Strand of Mace (Javitri), 1 Inch Stick of Cinnamon (Dalchini)
Wash rice thoroughly and add them to the pan.
2 Cups Rice
Also add water and salt to taste.
4 Cups Water, 1 Teaspoon Salt
Pressure cook the rice for 10 minutes. The rice should be cooked but it should not become mushy.
Finally add a few chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves
Jeera Rice is ready. You can garnish the rice with caramelized or deep fried onion slices and serve it with any Indian Gravy or Dal.