Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mint Rice / Pudina Rice

Mint rice is a simple and easy to make variety rice and it tastes different from the usual pulao varieties.I learnt this recipe from my MIL and its my hubby's favourite too.It serves as a great lunchbox recipe.

Mint rice


Rice(I used sona masoori)
1 cup
Mint leaves
1 cup tightly packed
Garlic cloves
A small piece
Green chilli (see note below)
1 -2
Coconut grated
4 tblsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
2-3 tblsp
1 tblsp

Sauting the mint leaves and making mint paste

Mint rice preparation

Mint rice

Mint rice

  • Take out mint leaves from the stem and rinse well.
  • Cook rice and spread the cooked rice on a wide plate.Drizzle little oil to prevent rice from becoming dry.
  • Heat a kadai with little oil,add green chilli,garlic,a small piece of onion and fry for 2 mins.Add the mint leaves and just keep in flame till it wilts and slightly reduce in volume.No need to fry it for long time.Allow to cool.
  • Grind the above sauted mint leaves along with ginger and fresh grated coconut using little water to a paste.
  • Heat Oil in a kadai and add the peanuts and fry till its roasted well.Now add the cumin seeds followed by onion and fry till onion turns translucent.
  • Add the ground mint paste,salt and fry well till the raw smell goes off . Add the cooked rice and gently mix so that the rice is mixed well with the mint paste.Cover the kadai with a lid and keep the flame to the lowest and cook for 2-3 mins.Mint rice is ready to serve.I served it with cucumber raita and fryums.
  • Add green chilli according to your spice level.
  • Peanuts add a nice crunch to this recipe.If you don't prefer peanuts,add cashewnuts instead and proceed.


  1. Flavorful and tempting one pot meal.

  2. wonderful post with nice presentation..

  3. I can imagine the minty taste. I made something similar last week. Its the most fragrant and flavorful rice dish and we will eat loads without any complain.

  4. Pudina rice looks yumm. Love the color and crispy fryum with it.

  5. love mint flavor all time. so is this rice.

  6. flavorful, yummy rice..nice presentation..

  7. Yummy rice.. Lovely colour Gayathri :-)

  8. such a lovely full of flavour. yummy.

  9. YUmmy Rice.. Nice pictorial Recipe...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  10. delicious and tempting pudina rice. U have a nice blog. U 2 can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.


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