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 ...you 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!