Rice Recipes


Pudina Rice Pic: Pooja Sri

This is a guest post by my little sister Pooja who can whip up quite a few delicious dishes…. I haven’t tried this personally (yet) but even my chef Mother vouches for this one :))…..here’s the Pudina rice recipe for you….

Basmati rice – one cup
Mint (Pudina) leaves- one cup
Coriander (cilantro) leaves-half cup
Grated coconut- 3-4 tbsp
Green chillies – 2 to 3 nos
Green Peas/cluster beans – 1/4 cup (optional)
clove- 2 to 3 nos
Cardamom- one
Cinnamon – 1/2 inch stick
Cumin(Jeera)- 1tsp

  1.       Soak basmati rice in water for half an hour
  2.       Heat oil in a pan,  put in cumin seed first followed by clove,cardamom and cinnamon fry it for a while
  3.       Add pudina , coriander leaves and green chillies and stir it for sometime
  4.       Add grated coconut and keep it on medium flame ,wait till the color of grated coconut turns in to light brown
  5.       Remove it from flame and let the mixture cool down for sometime
  6.       Make a coarse paste out of this mixture and keep it aside
  7.       Heat some oil in a vessel, put in your optional vegetables either peas or beans and fry it for sometime
  8.       Add basmati rice to it along with water in 2:1 ratio ( for one cup of rice add two cups of water)
  9.        Then add the paste and stir it so that all the ingredients mix well
  10.       Cover the vessel with a lid and keep it on medium flame for sometime
  11.       Serve hot along with raita or dal


Thanks Pooja, for the recipe….:)

Till next time….have fun cooking!