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Jul 122015
 

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If you are longing for aromatic rich flavours without much effort you have reached the right place. This recipe is special because it makes the most delicious, fresh pulao with very less effort. The king of this recipe is mint because it imparts the whole recipe that amazing fragrance and character.

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I was’nt aware of this recipe until I had a lot of fresh Mint which needed to be put to use. I googled and came across this recipe and since then this is hot favourite in my family. You can make your ordinary every day meals look and taste special. It remains my all time favourite comfortable meal after Curd Rice.

Directions:

1. Wash and soak rice in water for 15-20 minutes.

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2. While rice is soaking, add some washed mint leaves, ginger, garlic cloves and green chilies to a grinder and make a coarse paste. You can add couple of spoons water to ease grinding. Set aside.


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3. In a pressure pan add ghee or clarified butter.

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4. Add Cumin seeds, Bay Leaf and Cinnamon Stick to the butter.


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5. Also add sliced onions to the pressure pan and saute them till they are translucent and soft.

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6. Add the mint puree to the onions and saute till the raw aroma of garlic and ginger fades away.


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7. Add soaked rice to the pan and combine. Also add water to the rice.

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8. Add salt and red chili powder. Close the lid and pressure cook for 4 whistles or 7-8 minutes after the full pressure has been attained.


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9. While rice is cooking add ghee in a separate pan and add halved cashew nuts. Roast them till slight golden. Remove them on a plate and set aside.

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10. Open the lid of the pressure pan after the steam has escaped. Fluff the rice with a fork or back of a service spoon. Serve in a plate and garnish with roasted cashews. You can accompany any yogurt based side dish with this like Anaar aur Aloo ka Raita or even Bathua ka Raita

Other recipes you can try here are : Curd Rice, Kathal ki Biryani, Chicken Soup with Rice.

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Pudina Pulao | Spicy Mint Rice
Serves 3
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 &1/2 cup Rice, You can use basmati or any other variety
  2. 1/2 cup Mint Leaves, separated from stems and washed thoroughly
  3. 2 Green chilies
  4. 1/4 inch Ginger
  5. 3 Garlic cloves
  6. 1 ½ tablespoons Ghee + 1/2 tbsp for cashews
  7. 6-8 Cashew nuts, halved
  8. 1 large Onion sliced
  9. 1 Bay leaf
  10. 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  11. 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  12. 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  13. Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak rice in water for 15-20 minutes.
  2. While rice is soaking, add some washed mint leaves, ginger, garlic cloves and green chilies to a grinder and make a coarse paste. You can add couple of spoons water to ease grinding. Set aside.
  3. In a pressure pan add ghee or clarified butter.
  4. Add Cumin seeds, Bay Leaf and Cinnamon Stick to the butter.
  5. Also add sliced onions to the pressure pan and saute them till they are translucent and soft.
  6. Add the mint puree to the onions and saute till the raw aroma of garlic and ginger fades away.
  7. Add soaked rice to the pan and combine. Also add water to the rice.
  8. Add salt and red chili powder. Close the lid and pressure cook for 4 whistles or 7-8 minutes after the full pressure has been attained.
  9. While rice is cooking add ghee in a separate pan and add halved cashew nuts. Roast them till slight golden. Remove them on a plate and set aside.
  10. Open the lid of the pressure pan after the steam has escaped. Fluff the rice with a fork or back of a service spoon. Serve in a plate and garnish with roasted cashews. You can accompany any yogurt based side dish with this like Anaar aur Aloo ka Raita or even Bathua ka Raita.
Notes
  1. Roasted Cashews provide an exceptional flavour to the rice which you wont like to miss.
Adapted from Spice Up the Curry
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Comments

  1. It sounds really tasty.

  2. I tried it .. It came out really awesome.

  3. Oh wow! I am glad you liked it Shweta 🙂 Thanks for the feedback

  4. Lily Mitra says:

    Tried and found it very quick to do recipe and very different from the mundane plain rice…

  5. Thankyou Lily. It one of my favourite recipes with little effort. Thanks for trying 🙂

  6. Thankyou Lily. It one of my favourite recipes with little effort. Thanks for trying 🙂