Sunday, February 24, 2013


This is a very simple and yet flavorful and aromatic rice.My sister gave me the recipe for mint rice almost a year back. Since we do not get fresh mint leaves here, I almost forgot about the recipe.Recently I saw a similar recipe here. Fortunately I was able to get mint leaves during my last visit to vegetable market and I immediately made this rice with some slight modifications. It was very very simple to prepare this rice.Tastes great with just onion raita and ideal for lunch box too.
Mint Peas Pulav

Raw Rice/Basmati : 1 cup
Mint leaves: 1 cup
Chopped ginger: 1 tablespoon
Green chillies: 1 or 2
Peas: 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
Onion: 1/2 medium sized
Water: 2 cups
Salt: 1 tsp

To Temper
Butter: 2 tsp
Bay leaves: 2
Cloves: 2
Cinnamon : 1 small stick
Cashews: 6


  1. Slice the onions length wise
  2. Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes
  3. Wash and chop the mint leaves
  4. Grind together mint leaves, ginger and chillies with little water
  5. Heat 2 tsp of butter in a pressure cooker
  6. Add bay leaves, cloves and cinnamom
  7. Add onions and saute until it becomes translucent
  8. Add the ground mint paste and saute until the raw smell goes
  9. Add chilli powder and salt
  10. Now add the soaked rice and fry for a minute
  11. Add green peas and 2 cups of water and cook for 2 whistles

Step by Step pictures
Mint Rice
Grind the mint leaves with ginger and chilli

Mint Rice
Temper and fry onions and mint paste

Mint Rice
Add salt, chillli powder and peas

Pudhina Sadham
Add rice and cook for 3 whistles


  1. Flavorful rice!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats corner

  2. simple and tasty mint flavor pulao

  3. Very healthy and delicious recipe.. Love the combination :)

  4. loved this version,healthy n yumm!!

  5. flavorful and delicious rice..

  6. It's totally new, I am hearing here, a dish made from Mint leaves, I mean that too with a rice..
    Interesting for it's taste..