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Pudina (Mint) Rice Recipe

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Pudina Rice

Pudina Rice

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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Cook Time

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20 min

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50 min

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


  1. Grind the mint, ginger, green chillies with a little water to make a coarse paste. Set aside.
  2. In a kadhai (pan) add the oil and let it heat up. Add the jeera and let it crackle.
  3. Add the sliced onions and saute until they turns light pink.
  4. 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.
  5. Add the frozen peas, mix well, and stir for 1 minute. Add the soaked rice without the water and mix well.
  6. Add the water and salt, raise the heat to high, and mix well. Let the water come to a boil.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook until the water dries up. This should take about 10 minutes.
  8. 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.
  9. Serve and enjoy.

Pudina (Mint) Rice Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

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