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Zeera Pulao (by chef Zakir): Recipe


You can serve this zeera pulao with any kind of gravy, kebabs or just with simple cucumber raita. Its very simple to cook.


Ingredients Of Zeera Pulao

  • 1/2 kg rice, washed and soaked in water for half hour
  • 4 big green chilies, each cut into 2 lengthwise, remove seeds
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp  fennel seeds (sonaf)
  • 2tbsp cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup ghee or 1 cup oil
  • Water as required

Cooking Method Of Zeera Pulao

  • Take a thin cloth and place crushed coriander and fennel seeds in it. Tie it and make a little pouch.
  • Heat the oil in a pan add that pouch, green chilies and  cumin seeds. Fry for few seconds only otherwise the spices will burn very soon. Add water according to the quantity of rice.
  • Add salt in it, when water start boiling then cover it with lid for 1 –2 minutes. It will help in mixing all flavors of spices in water.
  • Now add rice and cook them on high flame. When water dries put the rice on dum for 8- 10 minutes covered on very low flame. Take out the pouch from rice before serving, which i always forget:)
  • Serve hot with any gravy, kebab or raita.


  • theGoriWife July 16, 2009, 7:13 am

    Mmm. I’m excited about this recipe. I always make plain rice to go with my daal and whatnot, so this will be a nice change.

    • Neel July 16, 2009, 11:31 am

      Yes this will be a good change.Better than plain rice.

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