Definition of jeera in English:


(also zeera)


mass noun
  • Cumin.

    ‘heat the ghee in a pan and fry the jeera’
    • ‘The ingredients of the powder include jeera, uluva and kurunthotti.’
    • ‘She will steam the beans in the microwave oven for five minutes and simultaneously, season onion, mustard seeds, red/green chillies, jeera and urad dal on the kadai.’
    • ‘You can also toss in some cashews when jeera is added and that tastes wonderful after the rice is cooked.’
    • ‘Curd can be made more suitable to the physiological systems by adding a pinch of the powder made of 200 gm of rock salt (saindha namak), 100 gm of roasted zeera and 50 gm of black pepper into it.’
    • ‘Season with mustard, urad dal, jeera and red chilli in coconut oil.’


From Hindi jīrā.