Pudina Pulao Recipe, Spicy Mint Rice

Pudina Pulao Recipe, Spicy Mint Rice

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Bursting with a peppy flavour, the Pudina Pulao is a delightful one-dish meal , which you can just serve with a cup of curds.

Flavoured with a tempering of spices and a zesty paste of aromatic herbs like coriander and mint, this rice dish is totally awesome.

Tomatoes add a tinge of tanginess to this dish, accentuating the cheerful aroma and taste of the herbs. The Pudina Pulao is also easy to make as it is pressure-cooked, and also made with just common ingredients.

You can include it as part of your everyday cookbook. Enjoy this spicy rice hot and fresh with a cup of curds.

You can also try other pulao recipes like Sevaiyan Pulao or Shahi Pulao .

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Pudina Pulao Recipe, Spicy Mint Rice recipe - How to make Pudina Pulao Recipe, Spicy Mint Rice

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Green Paste
1 cup roughly chopped mint leaves (phudina)
1/2 cup roughly chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp roughly chopped green chillies
1 tsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
1 tbsp freshly grated coconut
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1 cup long grained rice (basmati) , washed and drained
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1 cardamom (elaichi)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
3/4 cup thinly sliced onions
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

For Serving
curds (dahi)
For the green paste

    For the green paste
  1. Combine all the ingredients along with ¼ cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Soak the rice in enough water in a deep bowl for 30 minutes,. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bayleaf and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the green paste, turmeric powder and chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the rice, little salt and 2 cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  7. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  8. Mix it gently and serve hot with curds.

Pudina Pulao Recipe, Spicy Mint Rice recipe by Tarla Dalal

Nutrient values per serving
Energy225 cal
Protein3.8 g
Carbohydrates36.6 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A447 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.1 mg
Vitamin C12.6 mg
Folic Acid18.9 mcg
Calcium39.7 mg
Iron1.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium4.7 mg
Potassium50.4 mg
Zinc0.6 mg

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Pudina Pulao Recipe, Spicy Mint Rice
 on 12 Oct 17 09:19 PM

Excellent taste