May 2, 2010

PUDINA RICE

Pudina Rice

The first time i had this rice was from my dearest friend, Anila. I still remember the taste. It was so yummy and i was back of her asking how this was made. When i made for the first time it didnt turn out so good. Then the second time i went with a plate to her home and asked how is it?? eagerly waiting to hear her thoughts on it.. Then she said "hmmm this is good and perfect" :).... I was like Yes i did it right this time :)..he he he.... this rice is actually famous betwenn we neighbour friends :).....




Ingredients:
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Green Chilli - 2-3 nos
Pudina leaves - 1 bunch
Potato - 1/2 cut into cubes
Carrot- 1/4 cut into strips of 1/2"
Beans - 5-6 nos cut into 1/2"
Tomato - 1/2 chopped
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt

Preparation:
Wash and soak the rice. Meanwhile puree the onion and green chilli together and keep aside. In a wok add in oil of about 4 tbsp and add in the pureed onion and green chilli mix. Saute for 3 mins and add in the ginger garlic paste. Saute till the mix gets almost brown in color.

Pick Pudina leaves and wash and puree them. Once the onion mix turns slight brown in color add in the veggies and saute for about2-3 mins. Then add in salt and pudina puree. Cover and cook on low flmae for about 5-7 mins. Then add in the garam masla and again cook for about 2 mins. Then add in the soaked rice and add in water and a bit of oil. Adding oil is optional at this stage. this is done to avoid the sticking of rice together. If you have a rice cooker move the whole rice mix to it and add in sufficient water and cook till done. Alternatively you can also cook in the wok itself. Cover and cook till done with sufficient water. Serve warm with curd salad and pappad.

Notes:
Do not add more water as the rice might get smashed.
Check salt once rice has been added.
When cooking in a wok make sure you add about 2 tbsp of oil extra during the input of rice.
Cook over low-med flame for better and tastier results :).

Cheers,
Neetz ;)

22 comments:

Jagruti said...

Am I the first one? hehehe...phudina rice looks mouthwatering..actually right now in my kitchen rice is on the stove..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Pudina rice looks very tempting, me thinking of preparing for dinner tonight:):)Thanks for sharing, actually reminding.

Priya said...

My all time favourite rice, mint rice looks irresistible..

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! could feel the aroma here..I love pudina and this is perfect for me..thanks for sharing Dear..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very original and tasty looking rice dish that you have posted dear.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kairali sisters said...

Neetz

great rice..looks soo good and sure to fresh you up too..

Love
Kairali sisters

Hari Chandana said...

Mmmmmmmmm.. .Mouth watering clicks dear.. Awesome job!!!!!!!

Neetz said...

thank u jags...

Thank u all dears :)

hi nithu..in fact right..mint is one leaves that can be really filling your house with aroma :)

Hi KS... its definitely refreshig :)

Nithu Bala said...

Dear Neetz, if the gravy is watery, Please keep the flame in high with constant stirring. (Take care it is noe burnt) Hope you have added the grated paneer too.

Nithu Bala said...

If you have ground the cashew and added it to the gravy, it should have given the thick consistency.

Nithu Bala said...

Oh ok,let me know how it tastes:-)

Malar Gandhi said...

Pudhina saadham - yumm, aromatic food for sure.

Fathima said...

wow this should be really flavorful...I love the flavor of pudina...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Pudina rice looks really good. I eat my pudina rice with eggplant side dish!

shahana said...

Loved your pudina rice version.Thanks for sharing this recipe!

3 hungry tummies said...

Sounds really delicious!

Sukanya said...

Oh my mom does this and I love it... this is one of her best :)

Nisha said...

Rice looks mouth watering delicious Nitu. Adipoli keeto.

Panchpakwan said...

Wow lovely refreshing rice..

Nisha said...

An award waiting for you ,neetu

AshKuku said...

Very delicious & yum no????? I love it too....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

BeenaShylesh said...

mouth watering dear..enna kannunilla ennu paraju..yippol nithuvinna kannunillallo......molutty onninnum time tharunilla alla...he he he he

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