Pudina Pulao-Spicy Mint Rice

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Oct. 30, 2017

Bursting with a peppy flavour, the Pudina Pulao is a delightful one-dish meal , which you can just serve with a cup of curds. Flavoured with a tempering of spices and a zesty paste of aromatic herbs like coriander and mint, this rice dish is totally awesome. Tomatoes add a tinge of tanginess to this dish, accentuating the cheerful aroma and taste of the herbs. The Pudina Pulao is also easy to make as it is pressure-cooked, and also made with just common ingredients. You can include it as part of your everyday cookbook. Enjoy this spicy rice hot and fresh with a cup of curds.


For green paste:
Chopped mint leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs) ((phudina,roughly chopped))
Roughly chopped coriander 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((dhania))
Chopped green chillies 2 Teaspoon ((roughly chopped))
Chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon ((lehsun,roughly chopped))
Chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon ((adrak))
Freshly grated coconut 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon ((jeera))
Salt To Taste
Other ingredient:
Long grained rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) ((basmati,washed and drained))
Oil 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Cardamom 1 ((elaichi))
Cloves 2 ((laung/lavang))
Cinnamom 1 ((dalchini,small stick))
Bay leaf 1 ((tejpatta))
Thinly sliced onions 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon ((haldi))
Chilli powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Chopped tomatoes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)


Getting ready:

For the green paste

1.Combine all the ingredients along with cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth. Keep aside.

2. Soak the rice in enough water in a deep bowl for 30 minutes,. Drain and keep aside.


3. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bayleaf and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.

4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.

5. Add the green paste, turmeric powder and chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.

6. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.

7. Add the rice, little salt and 2 cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.

8. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.


9. Mix it gently and serve hot with curds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4