Recipes - Simple Pudina Rice


3 cups basmati rice (600 gms)
1 bunch coriander leaves
1 bunch pudina (mint) leaves
8–10 green chilies
2 Medium onions
2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tbsp. ghee
4-5 cloves
2 ” cinnamon
4- 5 cardamoms
Salt as per taste.
6 cups hot water
1 lime (Optional)

Garnish: (Optional)

Handful of roasted cashew nuts & brown onion rings


Wash and soak rice in water for about an hour. Grind coriander leaves, mint leaves and green chilies together into a fine paste. Heat a heavy bottomed pan with ghee. Add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. When they splutter add sliced onions and sauté until light brown.  Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes. Add coriander-mint paste and fry until good aroma comes.  Add rice and stir gently.  Add hot water along with salt and lime juice (optional).  Keep covered on slow flame for about 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked.  Serve hot garnished with cashew nuts & brown onion rings (optional) with curd and pickle of your choice.

Editor’s note: Adjust the chilies according to your taste.

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Comment on this article

  • Celine Dias, Sastan/Mumbai

    Tue, Aug 02 2011

    I tried this recipe, simple and easy to prepare, turned out good and my family members liked.

  • Jennet, Mangalore / Muscat

    Tue, Jun 28 2011

    As I had lot of home grown Pudina, I tried this out. Though very simple excellent recipe. Turned out very well. Thank you very much Jennifer for this recipe. Look forward to more recipes from you. Good Luck

  • Aljeena, mangalore/dubai

    Thu, Apr 29 2010

    It is very good recipe, i tried it. very nice. waiting for the more simple recipe Jennifer. thanks once again.

  • lavina, manglore/bahrain

    Sat, Apr 17 2010

    a very good recipe!!!thx

  • Norbert N. Sequeira, Karkala / Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 16 2010

    I have tried it. Simply Great, simple to make, great in taste.

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