Pudina Rice

This turned out quite nice. The good thing about this recipe is that you can alter the spice to suit your palate. I haven’t gone strictly by measurements here so am giving the approximate.

You can either use leftover cooked rice or make fresh rice even basmati if you want to add a touch of elegance to it 🙂

Ingredients

Masala

  1. Mint leaves/ Pudina – 1 cup
  2. Corriander leaves – 3/4th cup
  3. Green chillies – 3 – chopped (go by your requirement)
  4. Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  5. Water as required

Seasoning and Cooking

  1. Cloves – 2
  2. Cardamom – 2
  3. Cinnamon stick – 2 inch
  4. Mace/ Javitri – 1
  5. Bay leaves – 2-3
  6. Onion – 1 chopped
  7. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp (go by your requirement)
  8. Tomatoes – 1 chopped
  9. Peas – 1/ 4th cup
  10. Coriander powder – 11/2 teaspoon
  11. Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
  12. Oil – 2 tbsp
  13. Turmeric Powder
  14. 4-6 cups cooked rice

Method

  1. Masala – Grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves, grated coconut, green chillies together with very little water. Ensure that all the ingredients have been together to form a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a wok. Add the bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick, mace and cardamom. Saute for about a minute.
  3. Add chopped onions. Saute till it turns golden brown.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste. Continue to saute.
  5. Add ground paste. Saute for about 1-2 minutes
  6. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Continue to saute
  7. Add tomatoes and peas.Let them cook till done.
  8. Add cooked rice and mix it will with the masala

This can be eaten by itself or with a yogurt based salad. It’s quick and delicious.

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