Monday, October 29, 2012

Pudhina Pulao / Mint Pulao | Pulao Recipes

Pudhina Pulao or mint pulao, is one of my favorite. It is easy to prepare recipe at the morning time and just a normal onion raita goes well with it. I just love the smell which surrounds the house, when the mint pulao is getting ready. This smell itself makes me hungry most of the time.


  • Basmati Rice - 3 cups
  • Water - 4.5 cups + 1/4th cup
  • Mint leaves - 1 bunch
  • Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Onion - 1 big (cut lenthwise)
  • Green Chillies - 4
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Ghee - 2 tsp

To Temper

  • Oil - 3tsp
  • Cinnamon Stick - 1 crushed
  • Star anise - 2
  • Bayleaves - 1 (crushed)
  • Fennel Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cloves - 3 to 4
  • Cardamom - 1


  • Soak the rice for 20 to 30 min.

  • Wash the Mint leaves.

  • In a mixer grinder/food processor, add the mint leaves and green chilies and with little water (1/4th cup), make a paste.

  • In a pressure cooker, add oil and the ingredients under Temper, one by one and fry for a min.

  • Add the Onion and fry till translucent.

  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.

  • Add the mint paste and salt and cook for 5 min approx.

  • Add the soaked rice and water.

  • When the water starts boiling, close the cooker lid (no need to put weight), and keep in low flame.
  • After 10 to 12 min, slowly open the lid and add the ghee. 
  • Switch off the flame.

  • Mix gently and again close for another 5 min.
  • Serve hot with raita.

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30 lovely comments:

Divya A

Wow that sounds so flavorful Akila :) Thanks for linking it to our event :)
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I like this flavour of mint leaves in Pulao, add a good twist!

Priya Suresh

Colourful,flavourful and one of my favourite pulao.


flavorful pulao:)
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Nandinis food

Very flavourful and healthy rice.


love mint pulav I made the same but a little different love it and its so easy to prepare. thank u for linking it to our event

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Looks it.


wow tempting recipe..mouth watering dear...

Menaga Sathia

love this flavourful & easy one pot meal!!


Awesome ! Looks yum
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ah! beautiful shot


Delicious and flavorful pulao.

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I love mint rice...

Sangeetha Nambi

Perfect finger licking...

Reshmi Mahesh

Flavor packed pulao Akila...yum..


hi akila, first time see this. looks delicious. have a nice day


looks yummy and mouthwateringly delicious!


Good one.... love it.


Honestly, I haven't tried adding mint to rice. Gosh, I can almost smell the mint from here :)

Jaya M

I have used chopped mint leaves in pulaos, making the puree seems a nice idea..hugs


love mint rice, this looks amazing. i could even imagine some cashew nuts in it, looks awesome. nice job!


Very flavourful and healthy rice.


looks delicious


Flavorful pulao :)
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Saraswathi Ganeshan

What a flavorful pulao...tempting click too..
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Shobha Kamath

Great looking Mint pulao ! Very flavorsome.

Home Cooked food

I love mint so this goes to my list.

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wow this mint pulao looking Awesome admin,very greenish,keep going admin.


flavorful mint pulav

Asiya Omar

Delicious .Congrats.

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