Pudina Pulav

I just love the fresh fragrance of pudina leaves. Since pudina leaves is best used fresh. It was a weekend and my daughter always around the kitchen asking Amma what special today??. First my thought was of preparing bisibhelebhath then after seeing the pudina leaves i changed to prepare pudina pulav.

 

Pudina Pulav

 

All you need 

Fresh mint leaves – 1 cup

Fresh grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Green chillies – 2-3

Saunf – 2 tsp

Ginger – 2 tsp

pepper corns – 1 tsp

cloves – 5-6

cinnanmon – 2 small sticks

saunf powder – tsp

Chilli powder – 1 tsp

turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Thin sliced onions – 1/2 cup

Tomato – 1

salt to taste

Carrot/beans/cabbage or cauliflower/peas/potato (vege of your choice)

Method: Take 2 cups of basmati rice wash it and keep aside for half an hour.Make a wet paste of Pudina, ginger, chillies, saunf and coconut in a mixer grinder. Add 2tbsp of oil/ghee in a pressure pan. Fry the rice for a few minutes until the rice has a nice aroma. Remove the rice and add some more ghee/oil  now add cinnamon sticks, cloves, peppercorns and fry for a minute or two. Add onions fry until light brown in color. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, saunf powder, and tomatoes fry for a few more minutes until the tomato is cooked. At this point you could add a little water to cook the tomatoes at the same time powder does not stick to the bottom. Add vege fry for a minute , add the wet masala and water. Let the water come to boil now add the rice and check the salt. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Serve hot with any raita of choice.

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