Pudina rice

mint flavoured hot rice

Recipe by Ekta Sinha of London, GB

Aromatic mint flavored rice

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 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.



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

    balbinder kaur

    recipe was good .we all family member enjoed it


    great recipe , relished by the entire family

    Ekta Sinha

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

    shikha jain

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

    Sappna Sengupta

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


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

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