Pudina Rice (Mint Rice)

Pudina rice recipe (mint rice) is a rice recipe flavored with mint leaves and other vegetables. Mint pulao can be easily served for lunch or dinner.

Pudina Rice (Mint Rice)

Pudina Rice (Mint Rice)

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • To Blend:

  • fistful of mint leaves / pudina

  • fistful of coriander leaves

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1-inch ginger

  • 3 green chilli

  • ¼ onion

  • 2 tbsp coconut, fresh / desiccated

  • ¼ cup water

  • Other Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera

  • ½ tsp black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta

  • 6 cloves / lavang

  • 2-star anise

  • 1-inch cinnamon stick / dalchini

  • 10 cashews, cut half

  • ½ onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 to mato, finely chopped

  • ½ potato, cubed

  • 5 beans, chopped10 florets cauliflower / gobi

  • ¼ cup peas

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 20 minutes

  • 2 cups water

  • salt to taste


  • Pudina Masala Paste Recipe:
  • Firstly, in a small blender take pudina and coriander leaves.
  • Furthermore, add garlic, ginger and green chilli.
  • Then add few slices of onions and coconut.
  • Then add water and blend to smooth paste.
  • Pressure Cooking Pulao Recipe:
  • Firstly, in a cooker heat ghee, add cumin seeds and other spices.
  • Saute them on medium flame till they turn aromatic.
  • Further, add cashews and saute till they turn golden brown.
  • Also add sliced onions and saute.
  • Additionally, add chopped tomatoes and saute till they turn mushy.
  • Furthermore, add vegetables.
  • Further, add prepared masala paste and saute.
  • Then add soaked basmati rice.
  • Saute them gently without breaking the grains.
  • Then add 2 cups of water.
  • Further add salt to taste.
  • Mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.
  • Finally, serve hot pudina pulao.


  • Firstly, make sure to add vegetables of your choice to make it more nutritious.
    Furthermore, always prepare pulao with ghee for more flavor.
    Additionally, adjust the quantity of green chilli depending on the spice level.
    Finally, to prepare perfect pudina rice always use good quality basmati rice.

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