Monday, January 10, 2011

MINT RICE(Pudina rice/Mint pulao)





INGREDIENTS


Basmati or Masoori rice----------2 cups(soak for 30 minutes)
Mint leaves-------------------------- 2 cups
Ginger garlic paste-----------------1 tsp
Green chilly---------------------------2,slit lengthwise
Onion-----------------------------------1/4 cup,sliced (optional)
Cinnamon------------------------------1 inch piece
Cloves----------------------------------2
Cardamom-----------------------------2
Bay leaf---------------------------------1
Saunf------------------------------------a pinch
Garam masala powder--------------a pinch
Ghee or oil------------------------------1 tbsp
Water or vegetable stock-----------as needed
Salt to taste


METHOD

  1. Grind mint leaves with needed water and filter it through a sieve.Keep it aside.
  2. In a medium heat vessel add a tbsp of oil or ghee and saute sliced onions till it becomes soft and brown.You can also deep fry the onion if needed. Keep it aside for garnish.Note: If you are not using onion then you can reduce the oil to 1/4 tsp.
  3. Now add whole garam masalas (cinnamon,cardamom,cloves,bay leaf,saunf) to the above pan  and saute.
  4. Next add green chilly and ginger garlic paste.Saute in low flame till the raw smell goes.Do not burn it.
  5. Then add soaked and drained rice.Saute the rice till a nice aroma comes.This prevents rice from sticking together.
  6. Then add mint juice followed by water or vegetable stock. So the ratio will be like this(for 2 cups of rice= 1 cups of mint juice: 1 cup of vegetable stock: 2 cups of water)
  7. Add needed salt and cook it covered. Add a pinch of garam masala powder to it if needed.
  8. Once rice is done,transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with fried onions,nuts and mint leaves.

Note: Adding vegetable stock gives a rich taste and texture to the rice/pulao.If not using, add 1 cup of mint juice and 3 cups of water for cooking 2cups of rice)


Step 1

                                                     
Mint juice


Step 2



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Step 6

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16 comments:

  1. A delicious rice dish! I love the flavor of mint...its so refreshing and yumm!

    US Masala

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  2. rice cooked in mint juice, new to me...very tasty recipe...
    Reva

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  3. Mint rice looks delicious and love the crispy onions.

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  4. Love mint rice, super yummm!!!

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  5. Love mint flavour in rice, delicious rice..

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  6. Delicious and flavorful rice..nice recipe dear.

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  7. delicious flavourful rice thank you for linking

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  8. Rice looks so tasty and inviting. Great snaps.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Love the taste and smell of mint. Mint rice...yummy dish.

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  10. Looks delicious....I really like the crisp fried onions you've used as garnish.

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  11. So flavorful and yummy!!!!
    looks so delicious..

    and btw..thanks for the message you left :)

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  12. Lovely color and tasty rice! Great click too..

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  13. lovely dish yaa..helathy dish for everyone

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