Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Mint Rice Recipe | Mint Pulao | How to make Mint Pulao - Video Recipe

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mint pulao
Pudina Rice 

Mint pulao or pudina rice is a very simple and flavorful one pot meal recipe, which is very quick to prepare. This fragrant rice smells irresistable with the fresh wonderful aroma of mint leaves. It makes a perfect dish for lunch box or for picnics. It pairs up great with onion raitha, chicken curry or any simple curry. Check out this mouth-watering yummy pudina rice video recipe here!

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  • Basmati Rice - 1 & 1/2 cup
  • Mint leaves - a bunch
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
  • Ginger - small piece
  • Green chilli - 3 to 4
  • Garlic - 4
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts - 6
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cinnamon - a small stick
  • Cloves - 4
  • Nutmeg crushed - 1/2 tsp
  • Javithri - 1
  • Onion - 2
  • Tomato - 1
  • Sliced carrot, peas, potato - 1 cup
  • Fresh lemon juice - few drops
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 5 mins.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. Wash & chop mint and coriander leaves.
  4. Add chopped mint, coriander leaves, green chilli, grated ginger and garlic to blender.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of water and grind to fine smooth paste.
  6. Keep it aside.
  7. In a pressure pan, heat ghee and oil.
  8. Add cashewnuts and roast to golden.
  9. Drain and set aside.
  10. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and javithri.
  11. Allow to crackle.
  12. Add sliced onions and salt.
  13. Saute until transculent.
  14. Add sliced tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
  15. Add carrot, peas and potato and continue tossing.
  16. Add basmati rice (step 2) and saute for a minute.
  17. Now add the mint leaves paste (step 6) and combine.
  18. Squeeze few drops of lemon juice.
  19. Add 2 and 1/2 cups of water and combine.
  20. Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
  21. Close the lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle in high flame. Simmer the flame for 5 mins and turn off flame.
  22. Once the pressure goes off, open the lid and fluff the rice gently.
  23. Garnish with roasted cashewnuts and coriander leaves.
  24. Flavorful delicious Mint pulao is ready.
  25. Enjoy hot with onion raitha or spicy curry.

mint pulao
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