Pudina Rice Recipe

Pudina Rice Recipe
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Pudina rice is a delicious rice recipe made with mint leaves. Learn how to make/prepare Pudina rice by following this easy recipe.
Pudina Rice Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 8.4 / 10 (33 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 2 Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Cardamom, crushed
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina), chopped
  • 4 Green Chilies, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Oil
How to make Pudina Rice:
  • First, soak the rice in water for about half an hour. In the meanwhile, blend pudina and green chillies to make a fine paste. Keep the paste aside.
  • Once soaked, strain the water from the rice and spread it in a plate.
  • Now, take a pan and heat ghee in it. Pour the soaked rice and sauté for five minutes.
  • Remove the fried rice from the stove and keep aside.
  • Take a separate pan and put 2 tablespoons of ghee in it. Add cinnamon stick, cloves and nutmeg powder to the heated ghee.
  • Sauté them for a while and then add the chopped onion. Fry until the onions turn translucent. Now, add the ginger -garlic paste and sauté for another two minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and fry till they soften. In the tomato mix, add potatoes and pudina paste and saute for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Now, pour 3 cups of water in the mixture. Bring the water to boil and then add rice and salt.
  • Mix well and pressure cook. Remove from the flame after two whistles.
  • Serve hot Pudina Rice with raita.

Reviews and Ratings:
anitha posted 05/05/2012
nice but u avent said when to use chilli powder
PL.LAKShMI posted 13/03/2012
very nice. Thank u.
Anu posted 08/09/2011
This receipe is so delicious....Oh my god...after eating it leaves such a nice flavour in mouth....I served pudina rice wid patato and boondi raita...my hubby liked this so much that he offered me to go for shopping today... Waoh,,thanx to u