Healthy Pudina (Mint) rice

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes
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Nutrition facts:240 calories,9 grams fat
Course: main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: easy

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup - pudina leaves (lightly packed).
  • 1.5 cup - basmati Rice or raw Rice.
  • 1 - onion, chopped.
  • 1 - tomato, chopped (optional).
  • 2 -3 - green chilli.
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder.
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala.
  • 2 -3 Cloves - garlic.
  • 1/2 inch - ginger.
  • 2 - cloves.
  • 2 - cardamom.
  • 1 - star anise.
  • Cinnamon, a small piece.
  • 1 - bay leaf.
  • Coriander leaves, a small quantity.
  • 8 - 10 - roasted cashew nut.
  • 2 tsp - oil or ghee.
  • Salt.
  • 3 glasses - water (including the ground paste)| Note: Star anise, cinnamon, Cardamom and Cloves should be dry roasted.

How to Make Healthy Pudina (Mint) rice

  • Wash and soak rice for 10 mins. Drain and keep aside.
  • Make a fine paste with mint leaves, some coriander, ginger, garlic, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and keep aside.
  • Heat oil or ghee.
  • Add bay leaf and onion.
  • Cook till onion becomes light brown.
  • Then add tomato and fry until it becomes soft.
  • Add rice to this and saute it for 3 -4 mins.
  • Add the ground paste and garam masala.
  • Then add required salt, turmeric powder and water.
  • Cover and cook till done.
  • Garnish with roasted cashews, coriander and pudina leaves.
  • Serve hot pudina rice with raitha.
  • The pudina rice might taste a little spicier when ground pepper is added to it.