18 May 2014

Pudina Rice / Mint Rice / Pudina Pulao

This is one of the easiest rice recipes to make. You can either make it as a one pot meal or use left over rice to make this. You will need only 5-10 minutes to get this done. Very easy for early mornings and a very nice lunch box recipe.
The fresh mint leaves makes this dish extremely flavorful and it tastes really yum! 

  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste - 3 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cinammon - 1 stick
  • Clove - 3
  • Bay leaf - 1
To grind
  • Fresh mint leaves - 1 small bunch
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Green chilli -2

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1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes.
2. Grind the mint leaves along with 1 onion, 1 tomato and green chilli and set aside.

3. In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Add the cinnamon, clove and bay leaf.
4. Once the cloves spluuter, add the sliced onions and saute until, the onions turn translucent. 

5. Add the ginger garlic paste. Saute for a couple of minutes until the raw smell leaves.
6. Now add the ground pudina paste. Saute for a couple of minutes.

7. Add the garam masala and salt and mix well.
8. Add the drained basmati rice. Saute for a couple of minutes and add water.

9. Close the lid and leave for 2 whistle. Simmer after the first whistle.
10. Open and fluff it with a fork or the back end of a spoon. Be careful not to mash it.
11. Serve with raita or chips.

1. You can add fresh peas or potatoes to this.
2. If you have soaked the basmati rice, then 1.5 cups of water is enough. Otherwise add 2 cups.
3. The other variation of pudina rice is - make the pudina paste and add left over rice and mix.

Until next time,

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