Mint/Pudina Pulav Recipe – Mint Recipe – Indian Recipe

Ingredients –

  1. Soaked Basmati  rice for 15 –20 minutes –1 cup
  2. Vegetable Oil / Butter–2 tbsp.
  3. Cumin seeds –1 tsp.
  4. Bay leaves –2 -3
  5. Cinnamon stick–1/2 inch
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Boiled peas or frozen peas –1/2 cup
  8. Sliced onions – 1 cup
  9. A pieces of ginger 
  10. Garlic –2-3 cloves
  11. Whole green chilly –as per your taste
  12. Mint (Pudina) – 1 cup (wash and clean)
  13. Cashew or ground nuts –10 -15
  14. Fried onions – 2 tbsp. (optional)

Method –

  • Put mint leaf, ginger, green chilly and garlic into the blender.
  • Add little water and make a paste.
  • Heat oil into the pan/kadhai on medium heat.
  • Add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon stick and sauté for few minutes.
  • Add cashew nuts and cook for few seconds.
  • Add sliced onions and cook till onions becomes little transparent.
  • Add peas, salt to taste and cook for few minutes.
  • Add mint paste and cook for 2 –3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Soak rice in the water at 1:2 ratio respectively.
  • Add soaked rice in mint paste, mix well and let it boil.
  • Once water starts boiling, cover and cook for another 2 minutes on low on medium heat.
  • After 2 minutes, keep stirring, cover and cook till the rice is cooked properly.
  • Turn off the heat and garnish with fried onion.
  • Mint/Pulav is ready to serve with any kind of raita.
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