pudina rice recipe | mint rice | pudina pulao | mint pulao

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pudina rice recipe | mint rice | pudina pulao | mint pulao with detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and flavoured rice based recipe made with mint leaves, coriander leaves and mixed vegetables. traditional pulao or pulav are made with combination of mint and coriander leaves, but this recipe has more pudina leaves in it. it is an ideal lunch box or tiffin box recipe which can be served as it is or with yoghurt based raita.
mint ricepudina rice recipe | mint rice | pudina pulao | mint pulao with step by step photo and video recipe. mint pulao is a healthy rice recipe which can be prepared within minutes. fundamentally, mint leaves are grounded with coconut which is then later added to rice and other vegetables and cooked in pressure cooker. it is typically served with plain yogurt or even with onion tomato raita.

mostly pudina rice and pudina chutney is prepared because of its great taste, it also has to offer several health benefits. mint pulao is highly recommended during indigestion as it is a good source of antioxidants and phytonutrients. secondly, it is also served for common cold or running nose problem.lastly, mint leaves are good source of vitamin and minerals. hence it helps a lot to improve the immunity and keeps safe from inflammation.

pudina rice recipe

furthermore, some subtle variations to this amazing pudina rice recipe. firstly, adding vegetables to this recipe is optional and it could be prepared with just pudina-coconut paste and rice. moreover, it is also a open ended recipe in terms of adding vegetables. hence vegetables, like potato, beans, peas, carrots, cauliflower and even sweet corn. lastly, i have prepared it with basmati rice, but mint pulao can also be prepared with sona masuri rice too.

finally, do visit my other indian rice recipes collection and pulao recipes collection particularly, coriander pulao, palak pulao, carrot rice, veg pulao in cooker and tawa pulao recipe. in addition do visit my other recipes collection like,

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pudina rice recipe | mint rice | pudina pulao | mint pulao

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: pulao
Cuisine: south indian
Keyword: pudina rice
Calories: 423kcal
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easy pudina rice recipe | mint rice | pudina pulao | mint pulao

Ingredients

for masala paste:

  • handful mint / pudina
  • handful coriander
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 chilli
  • ¼ onion
  • 2 tbsp coconut, grated
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 pod cardamom
  • 5 cloves / lavang
  • ½ inch cinnamon
  • ½ tsp pepper

for pulao:

  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 10 cashew / kaju
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • ½ potato / aloo, cubed
  • ½ capsicum, cubed
  • ½ carrot, chopped
  • 2 tbsp peas / matar
  • 5 beans, chopped
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 20 minutes

Instructions

  • firstly, in a small blender take handful mint and coriander.
  • also add 3 cloves garlic, 1 inch ginger, 2 chilli, ¼ onion and 2 tbsp coconut.
  • further, add 1 star anise, 2 pods cardamom, 5 cloves, ½ inch cinnamon and ½ tsp pepper.
  • blend to smooth paste adding water as required. keep aside.
  • in a pressure cooker heat 2 tbsp ghee and saute 1 tsp cumin and 1 bay leaf until it turns aromatic.
  • add 10 cashews and roast until it turns golden brown.
  • further, add 1 onion and saute well.
  • also, add 1 tomato and saute until it turns soft and mushy.
  • now add ½ potato, ½ capsicum, ½ carrot, 2 tbsp peas and 5 beans.
  • saute for 2 minutes or until it turns aromatic.
  • add in the prepared masala paste and saute well.
  • further, add 2 cup water and 1 tsp salt.
  • also, add 1 cup basmati rice and mix well.
  • cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles or until rice are cooked well.
  • finally, pudina pulao / mint rice recipe ready to be served with raita.
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how to make pudina rice or mint rice with step by step photo recipe:

  1. firstly, in a small blender take handful mint and coriander.
  2. also add 3 cloves garlic, 1 inch ginger, 2 chilli, ¼ onion and 2 tbsp coconut.
  3. further, add 1 star anise, 2 pods cardamom, 5 cloves, ½ inch cinnamon and ½ tsp pepper.
  4. blend to smooth paste adding water as required. keep aside.
  5. in a pressure cooker heat 2 tbsp ghee and saute 1 tsp cumin and 1 bay leaf until it turns aromatic.
  6. add 10 cashews and roast until it turns golden brown.
  7. further, add 1 onion and saute well.
  8. also, add 1 tomato and saute until it turns soft and mushy.
  9. now add ½ potato, ½ capsicum, ½ carrot, 2 tbsp peas and 5 beans.
  10. saute for 2 minutes or until it turns aromatic.
  11. add in the prepared masala paste and saute well.
  12. further, add 2 cup water and 1 tsp salt.
  13. also, add 1 cup basmati rice and mix well.
  14. cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles or until rice are cooked well.
  15. finally, pudina pulao / mint rice recipe ready to be served with raita.
    pudina rice recipe

notes:

  • firstly, make sure to use good quality basmati rice for good results.
  • also, adding vegetables to pulao is completely optional.
  • additionally, you can use garam masala in place for fresh spices in the masala paste.
  • finally, pudina pulao / mint rice recipe tastes great when served after 2 hours.
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39 COMMENTS

  1. 5 stars
    Hi,

    Thank you for all the easily understandable recipes. 🙂
    I tried this today and it tastes amazing!

    P.S.
    Please upload some recipes for weight watchers.

    Thank you

  2. 5 stars
    Your recipes turnout to be the best at my home. I got interest in cooking, after following your recipes and getting great comments from my hubby and kids. You are doing a great job.

  3. It came out well and tasty. Your recipe steps are very simple & easy. Anyone can just look at it and learn!!

  4. Hi , I tried the receipe today and it came out so yummy .. everyone at my home liked it .. you are doing a great job .. thanks much .. keep updating …

  5. 5 stars
    Hi ,
    I love pudina rice but my family doesn’t actually like mild tastes of pudina plus coriander only which I used to do.Yoir recipe worked really well and everyone loved it including me.It is both spicy and mild. Thanks fkr the recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    Hai Archana

    Your recipes are great , simple and yummy. They really bring in our intrest into cooking. Love them.

    Thanks n regards
    Padma

  7. 5 stars
    I just made this recipe. It’s awesome. I usually make Aloo Bath with the same pudina paste. But it tastes great with mixed vegetables too.

    Wonderful recipes. I am from Bangalore with roots in Andhra. Your recipes are a hit with my 12 year old. Authentic and easy to make. Thanks for all the efforts you put into making videos, taking photos and posting the recipes.

    Keep them coming!! 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    Hi Archana,

    I’m a big fan of your cooking you have rejuvenated my lost interest in cooking 🙂 I keep trying your recipe at home and they have worked really well with kids. Request you to please post some more authentic Karnataka vegetarian recipes like different types of sambar , kutu , palya , mosaru bajji galu , cattani galu , kosambari galu

    TIA

    Regards,
    Nandini

    • Hello Archana,

      Thanks a lot for such a wonderful comment. I really appreciate it. I have posted several sambar, playa chutney but certainly will continue to post in future too.

    • I am vegetarian and I know only veg foods. Perhaps, later if I get someone who is good at non veg recipes I will try to share it

      • hi..the recipe is awesome..wanted to know the ratio should be 1:2 or 1:1.5 for cooker based ??..and should we be waiting till the pressure goes off or after 2 whistles ,should we blow off the whistle for the pressure to release?
        Earlier whenever I have tried to retain the pressure after 2 whistles(after the flame is off)..,the rice usually got sticky….

        • if you are cooking in cooker, always use 1:1.5 ratio.. and if you are adding too much vegetables then increase the ratio to 1:2…. (again it depends on quality of rice)
          pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame and open the cooker only after the pressure has released completely… you will get perfect pulao…

  9. 5 stars
    I tried this pulao last night. It was a huge hit. I, myself, am not so much of a fan of pulaos or rice dishes in general but this one is now definitely an exception. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

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