Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pudina Pulao (Mint Rice)

Pudina - even the name has its mesmerizing aroma. U put it in any dish, it changes the dish totally and takes full control.Its my favourite . Blame it on my mom, who introduced me to this wonderful greens.
She used to make chutneys for chapathis and idlis.Wow the number of chapathis and idlis goes in becomes countless...With a open heart and empty stomach ,I proudly  present u, this mint rice ...

Mint Rice
1. Basmati rice            -  2 cups
2.Mint leaves              -   1 cup
3.Onion                       -  1
4.Green chillies          -  6
5.whole garam  masalas
6.Cashews   ( for garnishing)
7. Cilantro

* Its a one pot dish.
* Chop the onion lenghthwise and slit the green chillies.
* Wash and grind the mint leaves with 4 green chillies.
* Make into a fine paste as shown.

Mint and chilli paste
 * Wash the basmati rice and soak it in water for 15 mins.
* Take a pressure cooker pour 1 tsp of ghee and fry the basmati rice for few minutes and keep it aside.
* In the same cooker add oil and splutter with shown whole garam masalas.

Cinnamon,cloves,bay leaves and fennel seeds
 * Saute onion and remaining 2 green chillies till they ooze out oil.
* Pour the grinded mint & chilli mixture into the cooker and saute it with onions.

Sauting mint with onion
 * When mint looses its raw smell, add 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
* Slowly add the fried basmati rice into the cooker and mix it well.sprinkle salt to taste.
* Let cooker whitles once and keep in dhum for 15 mins in low flame.
* Transfer the rice immediately to another container, this will make the rice non-sticky.
* Garnish with cilantro and fried cashews.
Coconut and Mint Pulao


KrithisKitchen said...

I also follow the same process for making a simple and delicious mint pulao.. Love mint...

Archana said...

my name is Archana....i tried this pulao with soaked channa(chick peas),ginger+garlic was awesome

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