Tuesday, December 16, 2008

MINT MAGIC( PUDHINA PULAO)

Whenever my hubby dear goes for market, surely he ll come back with so many bunch of Greens. ie bunch of mint, coriander, curry leaves and varieties of spinach along with vegetables. Some time it makes me feel that I become a scape goat surrounded by all green leaves..( whether I have the mood to prepare or not, should empty all the greens in 2 or 3 days before it looses it freshness right?).

And this is his favorite dish too. This time my sister was with me when i prepared the pulao. I cleverly given her the job of cutting vegetables and cleaning the leaves. ha ha ha. She has done her job very neatly and beautifully chopped all the items in even shapes. Thanks vasu darling.






INGREDIENTS

Basmati rice/Rice – 1 cup
Potato 2 cubed
Green peas ¼ cup
Mint leaves 1 bunch
Grated coconut 3 tsp
Green chillies 6 to 7
Ginger ½ inch
Turmeric ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
Cloves 3
Cardamom 2
Bay leaves 1
Ghee and oil to fry



METHOD

Wash the basmati rice and soak for 10 mts. Cook the rice in 2 cups of water and keep aside.

Cook cubed potatoes and peas. Keep this aside.

Cut onions in length wise to thin long pieces.

In a little oil saute mint leaves and grind along with green chilli, ginger, grated coconut and turmeric.

In the remaining oil and ghee add cloves, bay leaves, cardamom. Saute it and add onions fry till it translucent.

Then add ground masala paste stir until the raw smell goes in a medium flame.

Add salt and cooked rice stir without breaking the rice softly.

Garnish with roasted onions and cashews.

U can add ½ tsp of lemon juice and mix well before serving.(optional)

Serve hot with onion raitha.

I m sending the magic of mint to the Event of RCI: Awadhi Cusine hosted by SIRI at Siri's Cornerhttp://siri-corner.blogspot.com/2008/12/announcement-of-rci-awadhi-cuisine.html
and also to Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy by Sangeeth.
Sudeshna's Harvest -the festival of rice Event.

24 comments:

Happy cook said...

I love the wolour of the pulao. Hi hi it is really clever to make the sis do all the cutting.

Usha said...

Pudina pulao sounds wonderful,perfect for the weather we are having right now :-)

meeso said...

Very healthy and looks delicious!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Pulav looks so good. I could smell the flavors. YUM!. Nice recipe....

Curry Leaf said...

I love this.I too make an easy version with mint leaves alone.Will try this as well.A little mint goes a long way in adding flavour.

Cham said...

LOL about ur husb who makes u eat all those greens! Looks fantastic ur puloav

Gita's Kitchen said...

The pulav looks simply delicious Hema, the presentation is very good :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

mint rice looks delicious. it's my fav too.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u Usha,Meeso,Sukanya,CL and mahima.

Thanks for the compliments Gita,

s HC dear its not an easy way to make the sisters to work.

Hm... cham tis easy for u comment, u have to see my position also hm... anyhow healthy husband's healthy thinking ha ha ha...

G.Pavani said...

ooh..looking coluful and yum yum..

Varsha Vipins said...

Loved the arrangement.i have never used much mint..always go for cilantro n curry leaves.guess I should try mint ..:)

sriharivatsan said...

Pulao looks delicious!! I am on the way to taste that..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds so good hema! I have never made like this green coloured rice b4,sure i will try sometime!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow really a magic dear. I can feel the tickling taste of mint with rice. Yummy.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u pavani, varsha, srividhya,raks and KF.

AnuSriram said...

Lovely dish.. Aromatic flavours!

Yasmeen said...

Love the minty pulao.Alas! the harsh winter has frozen my pudina plants,I'll have to wait till spring to try your recipe with my fresh homegrown pudina.I'll bookmark it till then:)

Jaishree said...

Pudina pulao sounds wonderful N very healthy.Nice recipe Hema:)

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thanks anu, yasmeen and jaishree.

don worry yasmeen i ll send u the pulao...but organise for pulao event in yr blog he he he...

Shama Nagarajan said...

my all time fav...recently i posted it for rice mela...lovely

Chandani said...

i had this pualo a long time ago at a restaurant...wanted to get a recipe since then!! you recipe looks delicious....

Khaugiri said...

I tried this pulav and it was very delicious!

rekhas kitchen said...

it looks like realy magic dear nice entry

SriLekha said...

looks colorful!
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