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Spicy Zeera Rice

Farheen Banu
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Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Spicy Zeera Rice RECIPE

My favorite way of making dhaba style Zeera rice. It's easy, simple, spicy and delicious!! Goes well with many dhaba style non-veg curries and dal fry.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Everyday
  • Hyderabadi
  • Steaming
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1) Rice Cooked 2 cups
  2. 2) Oil 3-4 tbsp
  3. 3) Zeera/Cumin 1-1/2 tbsp
  4. 4) Green chilies 4-5 slit into two
  5. 5) Curry leaves 3-4 sprigs
  6. 6) Black Pepper 1/2 tsp
  7. 7) Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp


  1. 1) Heat oil in a wide bottomed non-stick pan. Add zeera, curry leaves, green chilies and let it splutter for 30 seconds.(do not burn the cumin)
  2. 2) Add ginger-garlic paste and stir fry for a min.
  3. 3) Add rice and pepper and little salt to taste.
  4. 4) Stir fry on medium-high heat for a minute and simmer down on low flame for 5 mins. Serve hot with your favorite Dal Tadka

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Komal Mathur
Komal Mathur   Jul-28-2016

looks like a tasty dish

Shoba Bharathraj
Shoba Bharathraj   Jul-10-2016

yummy... will try.

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