Jeera(Cumin) Pulao

2 cups Basmati Rice
1 onion, sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 inch piece of giner, finely chopped
2 Indian green chillies, split into two( I use the seeds as well) Remove seeds if you don’t want any heat
1 cinnamon stick
4 cloves
1 dry bayleaf
2 tsp cumin seeds (Jeera in Hindi or Jeeragam in Tamil)
3 tbsp ghee
1 tsp Salt
2 1/2 cups Water
Cilantro for garnish

In a nonstick pan, heat the ghee over medium heat. Add in cumin seeds, cloves, bayleaf and the cinnamon stick. Fry for a minute and add in the sliced onions, garlic, ginger and chillies. Fry until the onions turn translucent and slightly golden brown.

Now add in the raw basmati rice. Fry this mixture over low heat continously stirring it for a few minutes. You will notice the rice slowly starts turning opaque and it smells insanely good!

Transfer this mixture into the cooking vessel of an electric cooker. Add in 2 1/2 cups of water and salt. Mix well and turn on the cooker.

Once cooked remove from the vessel spread it out in a serving platter top with chopped cilantro and serve with just about any Indian curry you feel like!

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