Mint Pulao / Pudina Rice
How to make mint pulao | Pudina rice recipe | Pudina Pulao
Written by Jayashree
Published on May 13, 2020

Mint Pulao / Pudina Rice is a flavoursome, one pot dish ideal to serve for lunch, brunch or dinner. A simple raita pairs well with it.

Those who follow my blog regularly, do know that I love making these one-pot recipes. Ever since these children grew up, I find making these rice dishes way simpler. Hence, I keep rotating Vegetable Pulav, Jeera Rice and a few other ones. Well, today I am sharing Mint Pulao Recipe. Do check the fuss free recipes collection that I have.

Mint is abundantly used in Indian cooking to give a good flavour to the dishes, a few leaves and it spreads a good aroma all around. It is usually used in chutneys and pulao.

What goes in this Mint Pulao / Pudina Rice

Mint leaves : Use fresh leaves to make this dish.

Coriander leaves: You may skip adding this, but I have added.

Green chilli : This gives the spiciness to the dish.

Ginger and garlic: It is one of the essentials in pulao.

Fresh coconut : It gives a good taste

Onion: It gives good flavour to the dish, I have used it in two forms, a small quantity is put in the paste and the rest is sauted.

Vegetables to be used:

You can use any vegetables here. I have used beans, carrot, peas and   cauliflower in small quantities. I have added onion pieces also.

Rice variety to be used :

Basmati rice is ideal for making pulao. You can use sona masuri also.

About the event:

I am sending this to Healthy Wellthy cuisines, the theme is “One Pot Dish”. The theme for this fortnight is suggested by Shalu Jain, a wonderful blogger, who has amazing recipes on Sunny Kitchenette. I want to try her Berry Blast Coconut Ladoos. Here are the other recipes from co-bloggers :

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp oil and ghee
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 4 pepper
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup vegetables ( I used carrot, peas, beetroot, cauliflower)
  • 1 big onion
  • salt
  • water
For the paste :
  • 1 cup mint
  • 1/2 cup coriander
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon coconut
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • water
Method:
  1. Wash the rice, drain the water and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Cut the vegetables in small pieces.
  3. Grind the ingredients together under the section, ” For the paste”
  4. Take a pan or pressure cooker.
  5. Add oil and ghee to it, put the spices into it.  Saute it.
  6. Add the onion, saute it. Put the veggies and saute for two minutes.
  7. Now, add the paste to it. Continue to saute for two minutes.
  8. Add the rice and gently saute it for a minute.
  9. Put water and salt to it.
  10. Give a stir, close the lid and put the whistle.
  11. Switch off after the first whistle.
  12. Let the pressure release by itself.
  13. Gently mix it. Serve hot with raita.
Take a tip:
  • You may avoid using coriander leaves.
  • Use any vegetables that you want.
  • As I do not soak the rice in water, 1: 2 ratio works good for me.
  • You may add one more chilly for spiciness.

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Mint Pulao / Pudina Rice is a delicious, easy to make, one pot meal.

Course lunch ideas, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword how to make pulao, mint pulao, mint rice, pudina pulao, pudina rice, pulav variety
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp oil and ghee
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 4 pepper
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup vegetables I used carrot, peas, beetroot, cauliflower
  • 1 big onion
  • salt
  • water
  • For the paste :
  • 1 cup mint
  • 1/2 cup coriander
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon coconut
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • water

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice, drain the water and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Cut the vegetables in small pieces.
  3. Grind the ingredients together under the section, " For the paste"
  4. Take a pan or pressure cooker.
  5. Add oil and ghee to it, put the spices into it.  Saute it.
  6. Add the onion, saute it. Put the veggies and saute for two minutes.
  7. Now, add the paste to it. Continue to saute for two minutes.
  8. Add the rice and gently saute it for a minute.
  9. Put water and salt to it.
  10. Give a stir, close the lid and put the whistle.
  11. Switch off after the first whistle.
  12. Let the pressure release by itself.
  13. Gently mix it. Serve hot with raita.

Recipe Notes

You may avoid using coriander leaves.
Use any vegetables that you want.
As I do not soak the rice in water, 1: 2 ratio works good for me. 
You may add one more chilly for spiciness. 

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7 Comments

  1. FoodTrails

    Pudina Pulao sounds so refreshing with mint all the spices used here. Love to have it with buttermilk or any raita!

    Reply
  2. Batter Up With Sujata

    Mint pulao with vegetables looks so spicy flavorful and delicious. Perfect one pot meal for a busy day. Adding vegetables made it more nutritious.

    Reply
  3. Preethicuisine

    Love this refreshing and flavourful Pulao.so quick and easy to make . One pot meals are such a boon.

    Reply
  4. Vanitha Bhat

    Love this one pot pudina flavored rice dear! I can just imagine the aroma of pudina wafting in your house! Must make this soon; easy, one pot and oh so delicious! Awesome share dear!

    Reply
  5. namscorner18

    I make this often and can imagine how flavorful and delicious it is. Making it in one pot saves us lot of time.

    Reply
  6. Shalu

    This easy and quick to make pudina pulao looks so yummy. I love mint and I can imagine the freshness it must have given to this pulao.

    Reply
  7. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    Ahaaaa ! this is my kinda pulao, in most pulao I always add mint and coriander leaves. This mint pulao looks so flavorful and delicious along with vegetables jaya . Perfect one pot meal !

    Reply

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