Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He enjoys sharing his favourite recipes with his online readers.
Pudina (mint) rice is a very easy and easy one-pot rice dish that can be served with plain dahi (yoghurt) or any raita of your choice. Mint leaves are the main ingredient and just a few basic spices and other ingredients are needed to prepare this simple dish.
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3 to 4 servings
- 100 grams fresh pudina (mint), washed thoroughly to remove dirt or debris
- 1 inch ginger, peeled
- 2 green chillies
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 3/4 cup frozen peas (or fresh)
- 1 cup rice, presoaked in water for 20 minutes
- 2 cups water
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, or to taste
- Grind the mint, ginger, green chillies with a little water to make a coarse paste. Set aside.
- In a kadhai (pan) add the oil and let it heat up. Add the jeera and let it crackle.
- Add the sliced onions and saute until they turns light pink.
- Add the coarsely ground mint paste and mix well. (If using fresh peas add these at this time.) Saute for about 2 minutes until the water dries out.
- Add the frozen peas, mix well, and stir for 1 minute. Add the soaked rice without the water and mix well.
- Add the water and salt, raise the heat to high, and mix well. Let the water come to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook until the water dries up. This should take about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let the rice sit for about 5 minutes covered. This will cook the rice perfectly and also dry out any remaining moisture in the rice.
- Serve and enjoy.
Pudina (Mint) Rice Recipe
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