Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mint Pulao/Pudhina Pulao/Mint Rice

Basmati Rice - 3 cups, cooked
Mint – ½ cup 
Green chilies – 2 
Ginger – ¼ inch piece 
Garlic cloves – 2 
Oil – 1 ½ tbspns 
Cashews – 1 tablespoon, broken 
Onion - ½ cup, sliced + 1/2 cup for caramelizing 
Bay leaf – 1 
Cinnamon stick – ½ inch piece 
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste 

Wash and grind the mint leaves with green chilies, ginger and garlic to a fine paste adding very little water. Keep it separate.
Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add the cashews and fry it till it gets golden brown. Remove and keep it separate.
Now add 1/2 cup of sliced onions in the same oil and fry it till it gets caramelized and golden brown. Keep it aside.
Now in the same oil, add bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Let it cook for few seconds till you get a nice aroma. Then add cumin seeds, let them sizzle. Then add ½ cup of sliced onion. Saute till the onions turn translucent. Then add mint paste and salt.  Let it cook till all the moisture in the mixture evaporates(approximately 2 minutes). Add the cooked rice and mix it gently. Garnish with cashews and fried onions and serve with raita.

Inspired from here

1 comment:

  1. Looks inviting.. even i make but grind grated coconut with the green masala...and you can also try it with Sona Masoori rice