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Monday, April 25, 2011

MINT (PUDINA) RICE/MINT PULAO - STEP BY STEP

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Mint Rice/Pulao

This is  a  simple and easy rice with fresh flavor of mint leaves . When my daughter came from school,she saw this green rice and gave a big smile . She came,kissed me and said I love this green rice mummy. To my surprise , she said mommy I will eat this myself. So I think how most of the mother's will be feeling on hearing such words.

Then came the interesting part, mommy How you prepared this rice without mustard and onions ?????????????. NOW I Know why she loves this rice :)


How to Prepare this easy , tasty mint/pudina rice?

For this rice you need

1 cup of cooked rice
1 cup of fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup of coriander leaves
10-15 nos. of small onions
1/2 cup of grated coconut
2 green chillies
1 tsp. of ginger garlic paste
Bay leaf
1'' cinnamon stick
2 nos. of cardamom,cloves
10 nos. of cashew nuts for garnishing
Salt
Oil 
Ghee

Preparation

Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, cinnamon,cloves and caradamom, saute for a min.


Split and add the green chillies, saute it. Add the small onions and fry till they turn slighty brown.


Add the ginger-garlic paste, saute it well,now add the mint leaves .Saute it for a min


Add coriander leaves and saute it well. Now add the coconut and fry them for 3 mins.


Allow this to cool and grind it in blender to a smooth paste , along with sufficient water.


Heat ghee in a pan, fry the cashews and keep it aside for garnishing.


In the same pan, along with ghee , add oil, now add the grinded paste along with salt and stir it gently in a low flame.


Add rice little by little, and mix it gently, check for salt . Mix them gently in low flame for abt 3 mins. Finally garnish with cashews.


Tasty and easy Mint rice is ready to be served.................................


Serve it hot with any raita's or simple serve it with crispy onion cabbage pakoda's and enjoy :)

Note:

Be careful while adding green chillies, as they splutter.

You can also add a tablespoon of lime extract at the time of adding the grinded paste in the pan, this helps to retain the color of your rice.

You can add cooked corns,peas to make it more attractive  for children to eat.

51 comments:

Rumana Rawat said...

what a lovely dish:)

Raji said...

My daughter will love this too Aruna...she hates mustard and cumin poking out of any dish..and the colour is too attractive.

Prathima Rao said...

An absolutely yummy rice dish!!!! Looks flavorful :)
Prathima Rao
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a lovely color of this rice. There is nothing more satisfying than to see your kid enjoying food made by Mom's.

Deepa
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Saraswathi Iyer said...

Mouthwatering and delicious rice. nice clicks.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

ஆஹா..ரொமப் ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கின்றது..

கடைசி படம் பார்க்கும் பொழுதே பசிக்குது...

Ramya said...

Love the color and flavor:-) Perfect meal with onion pokodas:-)

Priya Sreeram said...

good one !

Rani acharyulu said...

Lovely green colored rice.Looks delicious:)

Ambreen said...

Wow, what a great idea! That looks and sounds so good .... lovely color!

REKHA said...

Looks lovely... Perfect combo with pakodas..

jeyashrisuresh said...

very flavouful and yummy rice.love the fried onions on the top

Rathi said...

Wow Aruna, absolutely wonderful blog! :) I love anything green and healthy esp Pudhina rice..yumm!

Raksha said...

I liked the step -by - step pics.

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sangee vijay said...

wat a flovorful rice aruna...love the recipe..perfect with pakodas...lovely clicks !!!

Vimitha Anand said...

Pudhina rice looks so flavorful and yum...

Reva said...

Lovely dish... I am drooling... Glad that your angel enjoyed the rice:)
Reva

hemalata said...

Looks flavorful and delicious Mint Rice,healthy too...

Akila said...

always loved it...

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Kairali sisters said...

Flavorful and delicious rice prep aruna..

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

this is my all time favourite rice....very nice presentation...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

awesome flavorful rice..

Panchpakwan said...

Delicious and flavorful rice..

? said...

Sounds delicious. Very different from the recipe I use; no coconut and the techniques are also different.

Suja said...

Lovely and aromatic rice..nice one.

Vidhya said...

I am this rice was so flavorful and tasty.

Sobha Shyam said...

A flavorful rice..i love this, but I prepare in slightly a different way..yours looks yummy !!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

oh both the combination are delightful love the greenness!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Love the addition of cashews in it..

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Swathi said...

Mint rice looks awesome delicious love the color.

julie said...

real flavourful recipe..thanx for sharing

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

delicious and flavorful mint pulao !!

Nandini said...

Very flavorful n lovely rice! Yummy combo.

CinnamonNChillies said...

hmm..mint and coconut! Never tried this combo...and the combo with crispy topping looks delish!!

Vandana Rajesh said...

Nice step by step recipe indeed...looks so delicious

Priya said...

Absolutely yummy pulao..simply inviting..

Kadhyaa... said...

thats a nice combo...looks yum

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Aruna, that is definitely a great thing to hear from a kid :)

The rice surely looks superb. I have a similar recipe ready to be posted :)

Now Serving said...

mouth watering yumminess! Love it

Ciccia said...

I found you at my friend's easy2cookrecipes. I'm following you from Trapani, Sicily. I love Indian food.

Mahi said...

Colourful pulao! The side dish is very tempting!;)

Uma said...

lovely dish. looks so delicious.

Smita said...

refreshing green color of rice makes it beautiful and minty flaour is so yumm !!

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Ila said...

yummy pulao :)

Madhu said...

yummy dish. i am sure you must have been in heaven after hearing your daughters words :)

Jay said...

heavenly pulav...makes me hungry..
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Madhura Manoj said...

Looks delicious & so tempting. Following u too
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Sandhya said...

this is a wonderful recipe. I usually make this without coconut but today I wanted to try your version & surely it did not disappoint me. Nice blog too and also I want to add that I did reduce the amt of coconut & also added juice of 1/2 lime.

Aruna Manikandan said...
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Aruna Manikandan said...

Thx. a lot for trying this Sandya :)
definitely will add lime juice next time .....

Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth said...

Looks heavenly..definitely bookmarked..as I have fresh pudina leaves in my garden! Loved ur collection of chapatis/parathas..Nice space.