Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Mint / Pudina Rice

Mint / Pudina rice is one of the easiest mixed rice recipe Pudina is  Indian translation for Mint leaves. Mint leaf is the most popular herb used for garnishing and flavouring in many cuisines.There are so many variations in making mint rice, here I give a very  tasty and easy process to make pudina rice.

Mint is used in a variety of dishes such as vegetable curries, mint recipe for chutney,fruit salads, vegetable salads, salad dressings, soups, desserts, juices, sherbets, etc.They are low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. The oil extracted from mint leaves also has many medicinal healing properties.

cooked rice - 1 cup
onion - 1 /4 cup
carrot - 1/4 cup
capsicum - 1/4 cup
cashew nuts - 10-15 
cinnamon stick - 1"
cardamom - 1
cloves - 3-4
bay leaf - 1
oil - 2 tsp
ghee - 2 tbsp
salt - to taste


mint - 1 bunch
green chillies - 3-4 cut length wise
ginger - 1 tsp finely chopped
grated coconut - 1/4 cup


Add oil to the pan, then add ginger, & green chillies saute well. now add the grated coconut & mint leaves, saute well till the leaves are wilted .

Allow them to cool & grind with little bit of salt and keep aside.
don't add water, when you grind the mixture,it should be
 a coarsely grounded paste.

                            Heat ghee in a kadai, add all spices - cinnamon, 
                                 cardamom,cloves,bay leaf and cashews.
                                   saute for a minute, don't burn them.

                        Now add the chopped onion, carrots, capsicum
                           and saute until it turns transparent.

Add the ground paste to the pan, & fry for about 1 -2 Min's. check the 
      taste of salt, if required add little more in this stage.mix well.

Mix the cooled rice without breaking it too much. garnish it.
And serve with a raita.

                                   MINT RICE / PUDINA RICE

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