Jeera Matar Pulao Recipe Video

Would you like to try an easy Zeera Rice or Cumin Rice Recipe? I call it Zeera pulao and my husband says it fried jira rice. This is an upgraded version of plane rice which is our staple food during lunch. Really, this Zeera Rice dish enhances the taste and overall presentation of the lunch menu. This is a main course dish and is liked with vegetarian and non-vegetarian combination. You can have it with Dal ( Pulses ) or with vegiterian and non-vegetarian curry. This is a good party dish also. Try this Zeera Rice Recipe. Your friends are going to love this lovely Zeera Rice. They are going to be all praise for your expert culinary skills.


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings1
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Rice250 Gram
 Desi ghee/Vegetable oil1 Teaspoon
 Cumin seed1 Tablespoon
 Peeled pea100 Gram
 Green chili2
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1101 Calories from Fat 89

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g16%

Saturated Fat 3.8 g19.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 13.4 mg

Sodium 431.7 mg18%

Total Carbohydrates 223 g74.3%

Dietary Fiber 10.2 g40.9%

Sugars 7.3 g

Protein 26 g52.6%

Vitamin A 23.8% Vitamin C 149.4%

Calcium 23.8% Iron 75.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Step 1: Wash the rice in fresh water

Step 2: Heat the pot and add a teaspoon of pure deshi ghee (indian name of hydrogentated
oils) or vegetable oil

Step 3: In the heated deshi ghee add cumin seed to splinter

Step 4: Add pieces of green chilies into the pan

Step 5: Add the peas and the rice and fry for two minutes

Step 6: Add double the amount of water and salt to taste

Step 7: Close the lid and leave it for 10 minutes on medium flame/heat

Step 8: After 10 minutes open the lid

Step 9: your sumptuous Zira Pulao is ready

Editors Review

Jeera Matar pulao is the most famous version of rice with vegetables in Indian houses as well as restaurants. In this video the chef shows how easy it is to stir up this recipe and how delightfully delicious it looks when ready. Trust me it tastes even better than it looks.