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Pudina rice

By: Ekta Sinha of London, GB

mint flavoured hot rice

Filed in Rice Dishes

Serves 2 people

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Aromatic mint flavored rice


  • 1 1/2 cup Basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic
  • an inch of ginger
  • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 black cardamom
  • a small piece of cinnamom
  • 1 onion(chopped or diced)
  • 50 gms. cottage cheese (paneer)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  • oil or ghee


  1. Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Make a fine paste of mint leaves,green chillies,ginger and garlic.
  3. Heat oil or ghee in a cooker.Add cumin seeds. When it starts to crackle,add cinnamom stick,cardamom and cloves.Cook for half a minute.
  4. Add onion. Cook till light brown.Add garam masala and cook for another minute.
  5. Add the drained rice and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add fried pieces of paneer and mix well.
  7. Add water and salt and mix well.
  8. Cover and cook till done.
  9. Garnish with fried cashewnuts and serve hot with spicy gravy.

Latest Comments

By indu on 12/18/2012 12:39:00 AM

Hi, I had used green peas instead of Panner. The dish was delicious. Thanks for the recipe

By balbinder kaur on 7/16/2011 4:39:00 AM

recipe was good .we all family member enjoed it

By christina on 12/29/2007 10:30:00 PM

great recipe , relished by the entire family

By Ekta Sinha on 7/15/2007 2:06:00 PM

The mint paste should be added after the onions have turned translucent and should be fried for 2 mins.Apologies for the miss

By shikha jain on 7/15/2007 1:02:00 AM

at what stage mint paste is to be added in mintrice?

By Sapna Sengupta on 7/13/2007 7:57:00 AM

The recipes was good. But u forgot to mention when to add the main mint paste.Anyway we all enjoyed.

By BETHICA DAS on 7/12/2007 5:14:00 AM

U have not mentioned when we should add the mint, ginger and garlic paste


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