June 11, 2008

Pudina Pulao ( Mint Pulao)

This is one dish i always wanted to try. I was a little hesitant since we don't make this at home & I was not too sure if it would come out well. It turned out pretty good so, I went ahead and posted this. Here it goes...


Preparation Time : 30 mins
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup long grained basmati rice
  • 1 cup mint leaves/pudina - finely chopped
  • Cilantro
  • Curry leaves
  • Green Peans
  • Ginger - 1 small piece
  • Garlic - 2-3 pods (optional )
  • Green cardomoms 4-5
  • Peppercorns 3-4
  • Cinnamon sticks 2-3
  • Cumin seeds/jeera
  • Saunf
  • Bay leaves
  • Cashewnuts/Kaju
  • Jeera powder
  • Corriander powder
  • Ansie seeds - 1 star
  • Green chillies - 2-3 low/medium spiced
  • Finely chopped onions - 2
  • Salt as per taste
  • Ghee/oil

Method:

  1. Grind mint leaves, cilantro, ginger, garlic, saunf & green chillies into a smooth paste bu adding little water .
  2. Heat ghee/oil in a cooker, add cumin seeds to it.
  3. when it crackles, add bay leaves, green cardomons, peppercorns, ansie seeds & cinnamon sticks
  4. Add chopped onions & fry till it turns transparent
  5. Add the ground paste & saute it for 2 mins
  6. Add basmati rice & fry for 1 min
  7. Add 1 1/2 cups of water
  8. Add green peas & salt as per taste
  9. Squeeze lemon
  10. Cover the lid, when done, remove the lid n mix it thoroughly
  11. Granish with cashewnuts & cilantro

Serve with raita. Tastes best when served hot. Enjoi !!!



Dee of Ammalu's Kitchen is hosting the Event: Herb Mania-MINT
I send this Pulao to Dee's place as my entry for the event.
Thanks Dee for hosting :)

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