Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mint rice( pudina anna/ pudina sadam)

This one is really very simple. The ingredients used are also so minimal. When you want to cook something in a jiffy, this is a good bet. Here it goes...

Rice- 3 cups
mint leaves - 3 cups
green chillies - 4 nos
onion - 1nos
chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
veg stock cube - 1 nos
lime juice - 1/2 tsp
cloves - 4 nos
Cinnamon - 1 small stick
bay leaves - 2 nos
salt for taste
ghee - 4 tbsp

Grind mint leaves and green chillies into coarse paste (avoid adding water). Cook rice and keep aside. In a stew pot, add ghee, when hot stir fry bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, till the aroma is released. Now add finely chopped onions and fry till golden brown. Add chilly powder and give a good stir. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a min. Add lime juice, veg stock cube. Finally add the mint and chilly paste (adding at the end would retain the aroma) , add salt if needed (salt should be slightly more, as the rice is also mixed with the same paste). Mix well with rice. Serve hot with papadoms.

I used Thai jasmine rice, can use basmati rice also. If mint and chilly mixture is added too early the flavour is lost. This can be made with leftover rice also


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