Mint Rice | Pudina Rice | Mint Pulao
Mint Rice | Pudina Rice | Mint Pulao recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Learn how to make flavorful mint rice. Mint pulao is aromatic dish cooked in one pot. Mint or pudina is used for making chutney, thogayal and also used in biryani. My mother used to make thogayal with mint and coriander. I don’t like to eat it with rice. But I like the mint rice prepared in cooker similar to pulao. It is very healthy to include mint in your diet. It is easy to prepare and pack for lunch box.
I made the rice plain. Add any vegetables of your choice and make mint pulao. I have used basmati rice but you can use normal cooking rice. Serve it with raita or any gravies. Do try and let me know your feedback. You can also try the below recipes
How to make mint rice with step by step pictures
Take one cup basmati rice/normal rice
Soak in water for 30 minutes to one hour.
Wash and drain the water and keep it ready.
Take washed mint leaves and green chillies in mixie
Grind to smooth paste and keep it ready.
Finely chop the onions. Heat oil and ghee and add mustard, urad dal, cumin seeds and cashews. I forgot and added cashews along with onions. I used roasted cashews only.
Once it browns add the finely chopped onions and saute for 1-2 minutes
Then add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes.
Now add salt and garam masala and saute for few seconds
Now add the mint extract adding two cups of water and allow it to boil
Once it boils add the rice
Cook in medium flame for 5 minutes till most of water is absorbed.
Then close the lid without whistle and cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes open the lid and mix the rice.
Hot pudina/mint rice is ready.
You can serve it along with any raita or gravy.