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How to make Pudina Sadham or Mint Rice South Indian Tamilnadu or Madras Style Recipe

Updated on November 24, 2013
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Pudina rice with raita
Pudina rice with raita

Pudina Rice South Indian Madras Style Recipe

4.8 stars from 5 ratings of Pudina Rice

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves two people


  • 3 table spoon Refined Oil
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick, (cut in to pieces)
  • 3 Cloves
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 3 Red chillies, (cut in to pieces)
  • 1 table spoon Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 Onion, (chopped)
  • 1 bunch Mint leaves, (grind in to juice adding 1/4 litter water)
  • 2-3 tea spoon Salt
  • 1 tea spoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 kg Basmathi rice/Jeera rice
  • 2 table spoon ghee
Tempering of cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf in the oil
Tempering of cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf in the oil
Onion and red chilies getting fried
Onion and red chilies getting fried
Rice getting fried along with rest of the ingredients
Rice getting fried along with rest of the ingredients
Mint juice poured inside the cooker and mixed well
Mint juice poured inside the cooker and mixed well


  1. In the pressure cooker pour the oil. When it is hot put the given quantity of Cinnamon Stick, Cloves, Cardamom, Bay Leaf, and red chilies one by one and fry for few minutes.
  2. In the same cooker put the ginger garlic paste and onions.Fry the onions till it becomes golden brown.
  3. When the onions are fried put the drained rice in to the cooker and fry for a minute.
  4. Now pour the mint juice in to the cooker.
  5. Add salt and garam masala powder with the ingredients and mix well.
  6. Close the lid and allow them to give 3-4 whistle. When it is done switch of the flame.
  7. When the pressure gets released open the lid and pour ghee on the rice and mix well.
  8. Serve hot with raita or any gravy.


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