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Mint rice recipe (Pudina rice recipe) mint or pudina pulao

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 270kcal
Author Kanan


Making paste:

  • ½ cup Mint leaves
  • 2 Green chilies
  • ¼ inch Ginger
  • 2 cloves Garlic

Making pudina rice recipe:

  • 3 cups Cooked rice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Cashew nuts broken
  • ½ cup Onion sliced + handful sliced onions for frying
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • ½ inch Cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste


Preparation and making paste

  • First cook the rice. To get 3 cups of cooked rice you will need 1 cup of raw rice. If you have leftover rice, you can use that as well.
  • Wash mint leaves very well.
  • Take mint leaves, green chilies, ginger and garlic to the blender. And grind it into a smooth paste adding very little water.

Making mint rice recipe:

  • Heat the oil in pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add cashews and fry it till it gets golden brown. Drain and remove it to a plate.
  • Now add handful of sliced onions in the same oil and fry it till it get golden brown and crispy. This step is purely optional. I wanted to make it like biryani style so I have fried some. You can totally skip this.
  • Once browned remove it to the plate and keep it aside.
  • Now in the same oil, add bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Let it cook for few seconds.
  • Then add cumin seeds, let them sizzle.
  • Then add remaining sliced onion. Sprinkle salt and mix it. If your cooked rice has salt in it then be careful while adding salt here.
  • Let it cook till it gets translucent or pink.
  • Then add mint paste. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes and all the moisture will evaporates.
  • Add cooked rice. Mix it very gently so rice grains do not break.
  • Turn off the stove.
  • Garnish with cashews and fried onions and serve.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.2g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 12.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 1.8g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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