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Pudina Rice / Mint Rice

posted Oct 24, 2015, 11:44 AM by Ramya Sadish Kannan

Pudina (Mint) rice is a flavorful refreshing one pot meal made from fresh mint.

Pudina Rice

 Ingredients:
  • Basmathi Rice - 1 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dhal - 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilli - 1
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste
To Grind:
  • Pudina leaves (Mint ) - 1 cup 
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Green chilli - 2 or 3
  • Fennel seeds / Sombu - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato - 1
Grind the above ingredients to a smooth paste.

 

 Method:
  1. Wash and soak rice in 1 cup rice  : 1 and a half cup water ratio for 30 minutes.
  2. Cook rice by adding salt and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, after they splutter add urad dhal, red chillies 
  4. Once urad dhal turns slightly brown, add curry leaves.
  5. Now add the ground paste, turmeric powder and allow to boil.
  6. When the mixture starts boiling add salt and saute until oil oozes.
  7. Add the cooked rice and mix well.
  8. Remove from heat, and serve hot.
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