Monday, December 28, 2009

Tiranga Jeera Rice

Recipe for Nupur's 7-day recipe marathon starting Dec 25 until Dec 31, 2009.

This is a simple Jeera Rice with colorful vegetables made in an attempt to get the recovery patient excited about eating. We all know color plays a big part in boosting our emotions. Dad has a love for all this red chili colored, be it the curries, rice or anything else, oh yes and you have read here about his love for ketchup too.

What's good about this rice is, it is completely non spicy and yet flavorful. It is a good option for pesky kids who hate spice. The rice is tri-colored with vegetables, so Tiranga Jeera Rice is the nomenclature.


1 cup raw rice
1/4 cup sweet corn kernels
1/4 cup green peas
1/4 cup cubbed carrots
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 small stick of cinnamon
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
300 ml water

In a small pressure cooker heat oil. Tempering is with cumin seeds and cinnamon. Add in the tri-colored vegetables. Fry a bit to coat with oil. Mix in the washed rice. I used Sona masuri. Add salt as per preference, top up with water. Give it a stir and close the lid. Let the pressure cooker whistle once. Then let it collect enough steam for the next whistle and switch it just before the whistle goes off. Cool, open, mix with light hand. Serve hot with a soup for company.


  1. Quick and flavorful rice dish. Would make a great meal with a creamy paneer curry.

  2. Pavani yes a rich curry would be the purffect accompaniment.

  3. I love how simple it is.I have bookmarked it to try it on my kids.

  4. Very true: we eat with our eyes first.

  5. Ease and simple pulao.....

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year dear!!!!!

  6. Spoken like a true foodie Nupur:)

    Mythreyi...wish you a happy new year too.

  7. I can see how my little pesk is going to love the gentle flavors of your tiranga, jeera rice! Very appetizing, indeed!

  8. Very pretty, Anjali... I hope your dad is doing well :)

  9. Looking very YUMMY. My kids are going to love this..


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