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Pudhina Rice

Pudhina rice is a tasty flavorful variety rice. Rice is perfect for kids/adults lunch box . Pudhina rice can be prepared within 20 minutes perfect for busy morning
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Course: Variety Rice
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: indian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Mint - 1 bunch 20 grams
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Onion - 1/4 cup
  • Garlic - 1
  • Ginnger - 1/2 inch thin piece
  • Green Chilli - 1/2
  • Poppy seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp + one drop
  • Lemon juice - 1/4 tsp
  • Basmati rice - 1/4 cup soaked
  • Turmeric powder - pinch
  • Salt - as needed


  • Soak basmati rice in hot water for 30 minutes
  • In a pan add 1 tsp of ghee. When the ghee is hot add poppy seeds and fennel seeds; after it splutter
  • Add onion, garlic and ginger; sauté till onions are translucent
  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder and cook for a minute. Switch off and let it cool down
  • Add mint and coriander leaves
  • Grind into a paste with little water
  • Strain the rice and keep aside
  • In a pressure cooker add 1 tsp of ghee and ground mint paste. Sauté for a minute. Add rice and sauté. Add salt and give a quick mix
  • Add water and let it boil
  • Add a drop of ghee and pressure cooker for 2 whistles. Simmer for a minute and switch off
  • After the pressure releases naturally fluff the rice
  • Add lemon juice and mix well. Pudhina rice is ready serve with salna/ tomato raita


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  1. Vegetables of your choice can be added for the rice
  2. Adjust the spice level according to your preference
  3. Water required may vary according to your basmati rice
  4. Cashew, almonds etc. can be added for extra flavour
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