The first time I tasted Pudina rice was at a friend's place and took an instant liking to it. I never prepared it since my husband wasn't too enthusiastic about the idea. With its anti-oxidant properties and lots of essential vitamins and minerals (including folic acid, an essential nutrient for women), mint has known to have been a cure for indigestion and various studies have also shown that it also has certain anti-cancer properties. Recently, I have been trying to cook various foods with Pudina for my son and what better than Pudina rice to feed him!

Ingredients -
1 bunch Pudina/Mint leaves
Coriander Leaves (Kothimeera/cilantro), a fistful
2 cups Basmati rice (Wash them and soak them in 4 cups of water for about 1/2 hr)
1 Medium Onion (cut into thin long strips)
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste (optional)
3-4 Green Chillies
Whole Garam Masala (Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom)
Salt - per taste
Oil 2 Tbsps

Method of Preparation -
Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add the pudina leaves and green chillies and saute them till the raw smell of mint fades away.

Grind the Mint/Pudina leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies in a mixer.

Heat oil in a wide bottomed pan and when slightly hot, add the whole Garam Masala and fry it for a few seconds.

Add the Ginger-garlic paste to this and the add the onions and saute them for a few minutes.

Add the Pudina mixture and salt to this and fry for a minute or two. Now, add the Basmati rice along with the water and let it cook till the rice is done or transfer the entire mixture into a rice cooker and cook.

That's it. Pudina rice is ready to be served with raita.

Serves 4 Adults
Preparation and Cooking Time 40 mins


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  2. Katyayani Says:
  3. This was our Sunday Special lunch. The aroma of mint filled the entire house. It was awesome and my family enjoyed it. I added cubed stir fried potatoes and served with raita.
    Thanks again:)

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