Pudina rice is an aromatic rice dish made with mint and blend of spices. Mint is one of the most aromatic herbs with many health benefits. The moment you cook something with it, the whole house starts smelling minty. It is highly beneficial in summer time as it helps to keep your body cool. I simply love anything which is cooked with these aromatic leaves and thought of making some mint rice for lunch today. You can serve this rice with some raita and papad.
- 1 cup raw rice
- 1 cup Fresh mint leaves
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 Black cardamom
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp Garam masala
- 2 green chillies
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
Clean and soak rice for 15 mins. Drain the water and Pressure cook rice with 2 cups water.
Grind mint leaves and green chillies together to make a paste.
Add 1 tbsp oil in your 3 liter pressure cooker and when oil is warm add cumin seeds, black cardamom and onions.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, black cardamom. Let cumin seeds crackle.
Now add chopped onions and and saute till light golden brown.
Add mint paste, turmeric powder, garam masala and mix it well.
Now add cooked rice and salt and mix gently.
Remove from flame and serve.