Wednesday, December 05, 2012

How to make Pudina Rice / Mint Rice / Pulav / Step by Step Recipe:

Jayanthy Kumaran | 11:45 | |

Mint / Pudina rice:

Pudina  Rice  is a delicious, aromatic & immensely flavorful rice dish..!!

This is one of our family favorite variety rice dish. It is very easy to prepare and yummy to eat. Also, it  makes a healthy lunch box menu, as the  mint  leaves  contain a number of vitamins and minerals..!!

To prepare this South-Indian style recipe, we need only a handful of ingredients. The fresh sprigs of Mint or Pudina leaves are ground to masala paste and mixed with the cooked rice, which helps in retaining the fresh aroma of mint leaves and also the healthy eye-catchy color. 

Try this delicious mouth-watering recipe and enjoy the special  Mint  flavor of the pulav..:)


·      Pudina / Mint leaves               - 1 bunch
·      Rice                                      - 1 ½ cup
·      Green chilly                            - 1 or 2
·      Ghee                                     - 1 to 2 tbsp
·      Cashew nuts                          - 4 to 5
·      Biryani leaves                         - 2
·      Cinnamons                             - 2
·      Onion                                    - 1
·      Ginger garlic paste                 - 1 tbsp
·      Red chilly pwd                        - ½ tsp
·      Lemon juice                           - 1 tsp


1.   Wash and chop mint leaves to fine pieces.
2.   Wash the rice and pressure cook it.
3.   Spread the cooked rice in a plate and allow to cool to separate grains.
4.   In a mixer,  add mint leaves and green chilly.
5.   Add little water and grind it to coarse paste.
6.   Pour  ghee in a wok / kadai and heat it in medium flame.
7.   Add cashew nuts, biryani leaves, cinnamons and sauté for a minute.
8.   Add finely chopped onion and fry till transculent.
9.   Add pudina paste, ginger garlic paste, salt and red chilly pwd.
10.Fry them all together in low flame for 4 to 5 mins.

11.Now add this mixture to the cooked rice in wide bowl.
12.Add lemon juice to it and fluff gently.
13.Tasty  Pudina / Mint Rice  is ready.

14.It tastes delicious with any of your favorite chips, curries or with chutney.

15.We enjoyed this healthy rice with  Bittergourd  Chips..:)

Similar Recipes:

·         Brinji Rice
·         Tamarind Rice
·         Tomato Rice
·         Lemon Rice
·         Cumin Rice / Coconut Rice


  1. I can see why this is a family favorite! Looks delicious!

  2. you are showering with lovely recipes. cooking those are far off.. i even not getting time to leave a comment. but you know i read all of your recipes always, even i don't leave a comment, again another yummy recipe.. hope i can try in near future...

  3. Yummy Flavour with pudina. Too tempting.

  4. I can almost smell the aroma of fresh int leaves ....

  5. Delicious and flavorful.. Reminds me of mom's pudina rice..

  6. I am wondering right now why I never before thought to try adding mint to my rice. Gonna have to try this. It looks lovely

  7. This is a great dish. Simple n a meal by itself.

  8. wow dats such a refreshing rice !!!

  9. Looks super tempting.. Yum!!

  10. Looks delicious. And are those bitter gourd chips to accompany it. Lovely!

  11. Delicious mint rice yummy one pot meal.

  12. I love mint rice...very refreshing and healthy Jay......

  13. Very tasty and refreshing , I love mint and this dish looks delicious and easy to prepare.Please visit my Deceber event on and send entries of dishes prepared with garic or turmeric or both.

  14. Thank you friends for your inspiring really mean a lot to me..:)
    have a great day..!

  15. Nice flavorful recipe Jay. Somehow I did not get the mint rice right with several recipes. I will try this one.

  16. Nice flavor and a very attractive presentation !

  17. Flavorful and healthy rice J!!!

  18. Real flavorful and tasty rice...

  19. I wanted to try this from a long time.. i have some pudina leaves i think its time to try this :)

  20. Ah, I can smell it here :-). Love the pudina pulav.

  21. wow i want that

    the color the texture the aroma the look all appealing

    err what is biryani leaf? it looks so yummy and as i always say i have virtual party here and i feel i have just ordered new dish frm this restaurant

  22. Looks colorful and delicious..

  23. Aromatic and beautifully coloured rice...

  24. If we can eat with our eyes, then I just finished eating them!!! so droolworthy pictures!!

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  25. nice presentation.. love the flavor of pudina..

  26. Really droolworthy pulao. Very nice colour. Mouthwatering now...

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  27. Healthy and very flavourful rice!! One of our regular lunch meals!!

  28. No wonder it's your family's fave rice dish ! It looks so appetizing !

  29. Healthy and flavorful rice jay.

  30. Can imagine the taste and flavor,yum..

  31. Wonderful flavourful pudina rice,inviting.

  32. hi jay- i like mint a lot. in our language we also call this pudina leaves. good, no need to do any gravy dish, just have this rice with fried fish..yummy and bookmarked with thanks dear

  33. vow a simple pudina rice looks so tempting and with those chips am almost drooling..what a color

  34. Arroz a la menta, que bueno tiene que estar, besos

  35. ummmmm qué rico, gracias por tu visita:)

  36. I love Mint taste.. Rice is no exception .. nicely done Jay

  37. Looks delicious...

    Simple and very healthy rice..

    Thanks for sharing.

  38. So so so delicious and perfect looking rice..

  39. easy n helathy recipe
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  40. Very tasty and refreshing rice, love the minty flavor..

  41. Yum,what a flavorful and delicious rice preparation.

  42. Delicious and flavorful.. looks tempting..thnx for sharing the recipe with east instructions..
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