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Pudina Rice Recipe or Mint Pulao

Pudina Rice made in pressure cooker that is perfect to pack for lunch boxes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Radhika

Ingredients

  • Basmati Rice - 1+1/2 cups
  • Fresh mint leaves - 1 bunch
  • Fresh Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
  • Onion - 1 large
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilies - 5
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic pods - 6
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 inch stick
  • Cloves - 3
  • Star anise - 1
  • Kal paasi or black stone flower - 1 pinch
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

Instructions

  • Pick, clean and wash both mint leaves and coriander leaves.
  • Wash basmati rice once and soak it in water for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a mixie jar take grated coconut, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, mint leaves and coriander leaves.
  • Grind it to a smooth paste using little water. (1/8 cup approx)
  • Heat a pressure cooker with oil. Temper with star anise, kal paasi and bay leaf.
  • Add the ground paste and mix well.
  • Add red chili powder and cook over medium flame for 3-4 mins till the oil starts to separate.
  • Drain the basmati rice completely and add it to pressure cooker.
  • Add 2 cups water, salt, lemon juice and mix well.
  • Cook over medium flame for 2 whistles and switch off the stove.
  • Wait for the pressure to release by itself and open the lid.
  • Gently fluff the rice with a fork and pack in lunch boxes along with raita.