Pudina Rice Recipe -Spicy Mint Rice Recipe


Pudina Rice Recipe -Spicy Mint Rice Recipe

Pudina Rice Recipe -Spicy Mint Rice Recipe,South Indian cuisine is packed with flavor and the liberal use of fresh vegetables, legumes, yogurt, rice and other grains make it inherently healthy as well. Spices form the backbone of Indian cooking, and although the list of spices and techniques used to prepare some recipes can be intimidating, they provide tantalizing layers of flavors in a matter of minutes.

Whether you’re preparing a quick curry for an easy weeknight meal or a medley of dishes for an Indian-themed dinner party, you’ll find these recipes to be healthy, flavorful and delicious.

The Mint Rice Recipe also known as Pudina Rice or Pulav is a refreshing dish made from mint leaves. The Mint Rice is among the all-time favorites dishes of  kids and Adult makes its way into the lunch box with ease along with bowl of yogurt. The addition of pudina makes this rice dish nutritious as well.

Recipe type: Main Dish

Prep time:  20 mins

Cook time:  15 mins

Total time:  35 mins

Cuisine: India

Serves: 2


  • 1 cup rice (long or short grained)

  • 2-1/2 cups Pudina leaves (without any stem)
  • 3 green chillies, slit
  • 2 inch piece fresh tamarind
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon halfed white urad dal
  • salt to taste


  1. To begin making the Pudina Rice Recipe, we first have to cook the rice. I most often like to use a day old rice for making Pudina rice, but you can cook fresh rice as well.

  2. Cook the rice with 2 cups of water along with a little salt and a tablespoon of oil until all the water is absorbed. Allow the cooked rice to rest for a while and use it to make the Pudina Rice only after it has completely cooled down.
  3. Wash the pudina leaves. Using a food processor, grind the pudina leaves along with the green chillies and tamarind into a smooth paste.
  4. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat; add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Stir in the urad dal and roast it until it turns light golden brown. Add the onions and saute until the onions turn translucent.
  5. Now add the ground pudina mixture and salt. Give it a stir and let it cook for 5 minutes until the mixture turns a little thick. Turn off the heat and finally stir in the cooked rice to this mixture until well combined. Check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste.
  6. Serve the Pudina Rice hot with raita and papad. You can also pack this rice into the kids lunch box along with a bowl of yogurt.





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