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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Pudina Pulao/Mint Pulao

Pudina/Mint Pulao is a flavorful yet simple to make. Kids absolutely love this pulao when made as weekday dinner or in lunch boxes. 
This pulao is lightly spiced as there are very less masala's used, so very light on the tummy too.

Rice : Long grain rice 1.5 cups
Onion : 1 medium sliced
Ginger garlic paste : 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Water : 3 cups

For tempering:
Cashews : 1/4 cup
Jeera/Cumin seeds : 1 teaspoon 
Elachi/Green Cardamom: 4
Bay leaf : 1
Cloves/Laung : 5
Cinnamon stick/Dalchini: 1 inch Piece

To make a paste:
Pudina/Mint : 1 bunch/1 cup
Green Chilies: 4 
Ginger : 2 inch piece


Wash and cook rice with 3 cups of water. Let it cool off for 15-30 minutes.
Take all the ingredients listed to make a paste, add 3 tablespoons of water and make a smooth paste.
Heat ghee or oil in a pan and add all ingredients listed under for tempering and fry until the cashew are golden for about 2 minutes on low heat.
Add onions and saut√© till light brown, add ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute. Add salt and mint paste and fry for 2 minutes. Add cooked rice and mix gently to coat. 
Serve hot with raita.


  1. a refreshing summer rice dish - is great for the season

  2. I make this often in summer to use up the mint from my garden. Love the flavor of this pulao.