Sep 30, 2013

Pudina Rice | Mint rice

Pudina Rice is an aromatic rice dish made from mint leaves  and it is extremely flavorful.  Mint is one of the oldest herb which is widely used.  It has many health benefits like- it helps dealing with skin irritations, used in teeth whitening, removes toxins from body and reduces irritated bowel syndromes.  

This is the first recipe I learn't from my mother-in-law. I loved this recipe instantly because of the fragrance from mint leaves.


4 tsp oil
2 Bay leaves
4 Cloves
2 small sticks of Cinnamon
4 Cardamom
2 Javitri (mace)
1 tsp Fennel seeds
4 Garlic cloves, paste
1 inch piece of Ginger, paste
4 Green chilies, cut lengthwise
1 Onion, cut lengthwise
1 bunch of Mint leaves
2 cups of Basmati rice
2 tsp Lemin Juice
2 1/2 cups of water


  • In a pan, heat oil. when it is smoky add bay leaves, cloves, cinamon, cardamon, mace and fennel seeds. Then add ginger- garlic paste, green chilies and onions. Saute until onions turn transparent
  • Wash rice in water and add it to the pan
  • Add water and adjust salt as per taste
  • Grind mint leaves with little water. When water in the  starts to boil, add pureed mint  and lemon juice. Stir well. Cover the pan and cook in low heat for 10- 15 minutes until rice is completely cooked
  • Serve hot with raita
Note:  This recipe can be made in pressure cooker. After adding mint leaves, pressure cook rice for 2 whistles

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