Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jeera Pulao and Punjabi Aloo Amritsari

Heard about this jeera rice/ jeera pulao from my cousin many times but was hesitant to try as I doubted whether hubby will like it or not. But when I asked him , he gave a green signal so called her up to get the recipe, I tweaked it a bit to suit our taste...and here comes the jeera rice/pulao from my kitchen.
Jeera Rice(Jeera Pulao)  Recipe
Thanks for the lovely bowl Nithi! :)

Jeera Rice / Jeera Pulao Recipe :
Serves 2
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 and 1/4 cups
  • Onion - 1 chopped lengthwise
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
To temper:
  • Cloves - 1
  • Cinnamom - 1/4 inch piece
  • Bayleaf - a small piece
  • Jeera - 2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2 slitted
  • Curry leaves - few

Jeera Rice(Jeera Pulao)  Recipe
  1. Soak basmati rice for 30mins and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in pan add cloves, bayleaf and cinnamon, allow it to slutter ,add jeera allow it to crackle then add onions saute until slightly browned then add curry leaves and green chillies, saute for a min. (Add the optional tempering items if you like the flavour)
  3. Drain water from rice and add it to the pan, fry and mix well for 2mins. Add 2 and 1/4 cups of water , salt and keep closed. I didnt pressure cook it was a normal sauce pan so just cooked keeping the lid closed. Check after 5-8 mins
  4. Stir in between to avoid sticking to the bottom. Once the rice has cooked Add ghee, mix it once and switch off.
Jeera Rice(Jeera Pulao) Recipe

Punjabi Aloo Amritsari Recipe
Recipe Source : TV Show
Serves 2

  • Potato - 3 medium sized
  • Curd - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp

  • Coriander leaves - 1 tsp

  • Salt - to taste

To make a thin paste:

  • Ginger garlic paste

  • Besan - 2 tbsp

  • Ajwain seeds(omam) -1/2 tsp

  • Salt - to taste
To grind:
  • Onion - 1
  • Green chillies - 1
  • Garlic - 5
  • Cashews - 5

Punjabi Aloo Amritsari RecipeMethod:
  1. Pressure cook potatoes(upto 4 whistles) until soft but firm enough, peel of skin and cube them into squares.
  2. Make a thin batter of besan, salt, ginger-garlic paste, ajwain seeds adding little water. Marinate potato cubes in the batter for 15mins.Deep fry them or toast them in a dosa tawa until slightly crispy, keep aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add the grinded paste and fry till raw smell leaves.Add salt (toasted potato has salt already so add accordingly), turmeric, chilli and garam masala powders and fry well. Then add the toasted potatoes and mix.
  4. Then add curd, mix well and simmer for 2mins. Switch off.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Punjabi Aloo Amritsari RecipeMy Notes:
  • Adding curd is purely optional the cook said but luved the addition of it
  • Deep frying or toasting is left to ur choice and yes as u guessed I chose the latter :)
  • It is a semi dry gravy and goes well with rice or rotis.
  • Jeera rice is a easy one pot meal but is very mild so need a flavourful curry as sidedish.
Jeera Rice(Jeera Pulao) and Punjabi Aloo Amritsari Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Both the recipes complement each other. Lovely combo. Inviting you to follow my blog.

  2. Rice looks so yummy !!! beautiful click Sharmi

  3. Tempting and flavorful rice,lovely combo..aloo curry sounds super delicious.

  4. such a lovely fare- yummm combo !

  5. Yummy n wonderful combo...

  6. Lovely and colorful,looks so delicious..thanks for sharing dear. Awesome clicks too..

  7. Lovely combo... very tasty:) Pics are too good:)

  8. Yummy combination... Jeera rice looks so flavorful...

  9. Lovely photography ...both Preparations looks so delicious and yummy...bookmarked to try Potato Amritsari:)

  10. Jeera rice is our most fav rice item at home...lovely combo..just need a papad n raita to finish off a hearty meal...guess wat..something similar for dinner 2day..:)

  11. rice looks nice. oh yellow bowl vangitiya? :)

  12. Gr8 combo dear.. loved the presentation very much.
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  13. They make a nice pair :) The combi makes me seriously drool. I'm feeling hungry for it. :) Will surely be my menu tomorrow :)

    Love the clicks and the you have made the bowl look so good with you pretty photography :)

  14. cool combination. love the aloo recipe.

  15. Wow looks delicious... love your serve ware and pics as well!

  16. @Mahima : Yes thedi ponapo kidaikala then once saw it in ampa mall star bazaar and got it...ithu vangiye 1 yr aga pothu :)

  17. Tempting combo....awesome clicks..

  18. Awesome combo.. made for each other.. I am hungry now sharmi..all the pictures are beautiful.

  19. looks yumm... and lovely and cute clicks..

  20. Jeera pulao and punjabi aloo looks awesome delicious. Love this ulitmate combo.

  21. Wat a fabulous pair, both together looks simply inviting and seriously tempting..

  22. Great combo n lovely presentation too

  23. Superb combo...looks just yummooooo!!!

  24. Jeera rice luks so rich and ur presentation is too gud..Thanks for sharing

  25. jeera rice looks very yummy! love the pics

  26. I am so ready to jump and grab that whole platter, looks simply mouth watering :)) Great combo.
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  27. great the flavours...

  28. wonderful combo of dishes. cute bowl and cute presentation too.

  29. Super presentation Gal!!! nice clicks too..Looks so so perfect n yummy!!

  30. Sharmii..loved the combo and good clicks!!

  31. WOW!! What a yummy combo!! Both the dishes look absolutely delicious Sharmi..and your clicks are gorgeous as always. I have jeera rice in my drafts, the recipe is a little difft though, will be posting it next week..

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  33. i have made jeera rice yesterday . it came just like in the picture and it was delicious. thank you for the wonderful recipe


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