Mar 4, 2009

Pudina Rice - Mint Rice

I'm going green...well..atleat my rice is.

Today my mission in life is to serve a nice plate of Pudina Rice for dinner. Simple Goals People!

This rice might look a little too green - for some of you who dont like green food that much, don't shy away - this tastes so gooooodd..its so full of flavor don't even need an aftermint! LOL! enough of my stupid jokes - let's get started.

Here's what I need -

Basmati Rice - 2 cups - cook with 4 cups water
Onion - 1- Sliced

To grind together -
Fresh Mint - 2 bunches
Coconut - about 2 tbsp
Green Chilli - 2-3 chopped
Ginger - 1tbsp cut into small pieces
Garlic - 1 tbsp cut into small pieces
Jeera (Cumin) - 1 tsp
Channa Daal - 1 tsp
Dhaniya - 1 tsp
Methi Seeds - 1/2 tsp

Keep Rice cooked and ready to go.

Fry everything other than Fresh Mint and Coconut in a pan. Once this stuff is a little done, add the fresh mint leaves in and saute for a min. When all the little leaves curl up, add the coconut and fry everything together for a couple of mins. Switch off the stove and let this cool for like 5 mins. Grind them in a mixie or blender and keep it ready.

Saute the Onions in about a tbsp of oil. When the onions become translucent, add the ground mint paste and fry for a couple of mins. Add the cooked rice little by little and mix well so that the paste coats all the rice completely. Done! My mission accomplished!

Enjoy this hot. I had some leftover Kurma from yesterday and used that as a side dish for this. You could make a nice onion raitha if you really want something to go with this. It tastes good just by itself.

Live Green. Eat Green!


  1. Dear Anu

    Your rice looks indeed so yummy. I loved the very sight of your kurma too. Would be glad to have the recipe of it. I just can't believe that you have become so involved in cooking nd stuff! It seems so outrageous to me! But then I have to believe it since I have witnessed you cooking tasty delicacies when I came there.

    Anyway, I shall try this recipe out (I know something similar to this) and let you know how it turned out.

  2. Anu,

    Your blog is going to make me gain some good amount of pounds for this month......hahahhaa
    Good going girl!
    BTW, un sapada photo yeduthu, kadaiseela Nandu and Anika'va sapuda uduriya? LOL :-)

  3. this is something I have been meaning to try....Will give it a go!


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