How to Make Pudina Rice Mint Pulao at home instantly?

Here is a quick and easy way to prepare Pudina rice at home. It will hardly take 30 minutes including the boiling of rice. Before we jump on this delicious recipe let us first learn some benefits  about Pudina  

What is pudina or mint?

Mint is the hero ingredient and the game-changer.

How to Make Pudina Rice Mint Pulao at home instantly?
Pudina or Mint.

Let’s prepare Pudina Rice!

Ingredients to Make Pudina Rice

QuantityIngredients
½  tbspoil
1-inchcinnamon stick
5-6peppercorns
2cloves
1 tspcumin seeds
2 tbspcashew nuts
2 tbspraisins
1onion (chopped)
2potatoes ( chopped)
½ cupgreen peas
according to tasteSalt
3Garlic cloves ( chopped)
1-inchginger ( chopped)
2green chilies ( chopped)
2 tbspcoconut (grated)
2 tbspcoriander leaves ( fresh) and (chopped)
2 tbspmint leaves
Juice of ½lemon
½ tspsugar
½ cupwater
½capsicum (chopped)
1 cuprice ( boiled)
1 cupmint leaves

Let’s start preparing.

Step by Step Instructions for Making Pudina Rice or Mint Pulao

Serve this dish hot and fresh. The freshness of mint and the flavours of royal Indian spices makes this dish extremely delicious and healthy. A perfect combination of health and taste.

  1. Heat 1 ½  tbsp of oil in the pan.

 2. Start adding dry spices.

3. Add cinnamon

4. Peppercorns

5. 1 tsp cumin seeds

6. Cloves

 7. Now add cashew nuts

 8. Add 2 tbsp of raisins and sauté

 9. Cook this till the cashew nuts change color

 10. Now add one finely chopped onion and sauté this till the onions turn light golden

How to Make Pudina Rice Mint Pulao at home instantly?

 11. Add 2 chopped potatoes

12. Add ½ cup of green peas, Add salt to taste.

How to Make Pudina Rice Mint Pulao at home instantly?

Final steps in making Pudina Rice

  1. Mix well.

2. Let it sit and cover it with a lid for 2 minutes without adding water.

How to Make Pudina Rice Mint Pulao at home instantly?

3. The potatoes and peas are raw so it will take some time to cook. While it is cooking, prepare the chutney in the meanwhile.

 4. In a grinder add garlic, chopped ginger, green chillies, 2tbsp of freshly grated coconut, 2tbsp of chopped coriander, 2 tbsp of mint leaves, juice of ½ lemon,  ½ teaspoon of sugar.

5. Add a little bit of water.

6. Grind this into a fine paste

7. Let’s get back to the vegetables. After 2 minutes of cooking, vegetables Add ½ cup of water.

How to Make Pudina Rice Mint Pulao at home instantly?

8. Cover it with a lid and let it cook.

9. Let’s check the potatoes as they are cooking for the last 6-7 minutes.  Check if they are soft.

 10. Now add ½ capsicum ( chopped) and sauté

How to Make Pudina Rice Mint Pulao at home instantly?

11. Cook this for few seconds

12. Now add the ground paste into the pan

How to Make Pudina Rice Mint Pulao at home instantly?

13.  Mix it well with the vegetables

 14. Now add 1 cup of boiled rice into the mixture

How to Make Pudina Rice Mint Pulao at home instantly?

15. Add salt ( as per taste)

 16. Give this a mix

17. Mix all the ingredients properly

 18. Now add 1 cup of Pudina leaves. Don’t chop these leaves with a knife. You can tear it with your fingers

19. Give this a good mix

 20. Now cover it with a lid for 2 minutes

 21. After 2 minutes turn off the flames. And mix the rice gently

22. And it is ready.

How to Make Pudina Rice Mint Pulao at home instantly?

It is a perfect dish to prepare in lockdown. Apparently, we are locked in our houses and it is not safe to visit restaurants. However, this simple dish can be prepared at home within 30 minutes, and its fun to prepare.

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