Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mint/Pudina Pulao

Mint or Pudina surely has a special place in all the herbs. it has a unique refreshing smell. With its fresh green color it is soothing to eyes. It tastes great. Small amount of mint adds tons of flavor to any dish.
This mint pulao is one of the regular dish in my kitchen. I make it quite frequently and we enjoy it equally every time!!

1 cup rice
12-13 mint leaves
1/2 cup coriander leaves
4 garlic cloves
1 potato peeled and cut into small cubes
1/2 cup peas
1 onion sliced
4-5 green chillies
2 cloves
1 inch cinamon
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp ghee
4 tsp oil
1/2 tsp shahjeera
1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric

  1. Wash rice and drain water. Spread rice on plate. Let it rest for 1 hour.
  2. Heat ghee in deep pan. Add cloves and bay leaf. Add rice.Fry for 5-7 minutes till nice aroma comes out and rice granules are separated.
  3. Grind mint leaves,coriander leaves,garlic colves, 1-2 green chillies by adding little bit of water to make  smooth paste.
  4. Heat oil in pressure cooker.
  5. Add shahjeera, cinamon and haldi.
  6. Add green chillies and onion. Fry till onion turns golden.
  7. Add mint-coriander leaves paste prepared earlier. Add potato and peas. Fry for few minutes.
  8. Add rice and mix well. Add water and salt. Close lid of pressure cooker. Bring one whistle.
Serve hot with raita.

Preparation time: 30 minutes.


Ramya Manja said...

Great Going Renuka,Blog is getting Richer and Tastier day by day......keep up the good work!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Rice is so much full of flavours and must have tasted great too...perfect with raitha as u said...

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks Ramya and Sushma!! Your comments are so kind and really motivates me!!

AshKuku said...

Well prepared....I always wanted to try.... But did not...now seeing this I surely will....


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