How to make Pudina Rice? Mint Rice Recipe

Benefits of Mint and Pudina Rice Recipe

Mint is a herb which is widely used in Indian Cooking. Mint or Pudina has been used in healing remedies for many centuries. Mint is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive conditions. Pudina is also well known for its use as a mouth and breathe freshener. Apart from this Mint have a lot of other nutritional and medicinal benefits which makes me want to add this herb to my cooking so that my family benefits from it. Some of the foods I often make which contains Pudina are Pudina Chutney and Pudina Rice. Though one can get the goodness of mint by taking mint in pill form I prefer to use fresh mint in my cooking. Given below is the recipe for making Pudina Rice.

Ingredients and Method of Preparation of Mint Rice

How to make Pudina Rice? Given below are the ingredients and method of preparation of Pudina or Mint Rice.

Ingredients for Mint Rice

  • 2 Thinly sliced Onions
  • 2 chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Bunch of Mint Leaves
  • 2 Cups of Basmati
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Fresh Garlic Paste
  • 2 Green Chilies slit into half
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • Fried Cashews (optional)
  • Ghee (As required)
  • Oil (As required)
  • Salt (As required)

Method of Preparation of Pudina Rice

Clean the rice thoroughly and then soak it in approximately 3 cups of water for about 15 minutes. Also make a fine paste of Mint leaves and Green Chilies in a mixie and keep aside. Once ready keep a Pressure cooker on the stove and heat some oil in it. Add cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves to it and fry for a minute. Now add the onion and tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes. To this add freshly ground ginger and garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is gone. Once done add the Pudina and chili paste which was kept aside for another 2-3 minutes. Now add salt and chilli powder to it. After a minute or so add the water of the soaked rice to the mixture and bring it to boil. Once the water is boiled add the soaked rice and close the lid of the cooker without using the whistle. Once the rice is cooked remove from flame and add some ghee to it and mix the rice without mashing it. Now your yummy Mint Rice is ready. Serve it hot with papad and raita.

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