Saturday, December 28, 2013

Mint Rice

For this month's PPCS I had to Pudina Sadam / Mint rice from Shama's blog. I have followed her recipe to the T and am very happy with the final product.. Thank you for sharing this Shama

You need:

Rice - 1 cup
Mint - 1 small bunch (~2 tbsp chopped)
Coriander leaves - 1 small bunch (~2 tbsp chopped)
Green Chillies - 3
Cloves- 2
Cinnamon - 2
Star anasi - 1
Onion - 1 big
Garlic cloves - 3
Ginger - 1 small piece
Tomato - 1 finely sliced
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Bay leaves - 1
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Grind mint,coriander leaves,green chillies,ginger and garlic with very little water and keep aside,
Soak rice in water for 10-20 minutes and keep ready
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.Once hot,add cloves,cinnamon,bay leaves,anasi and chopped onion.
Saute till onion becomes translucent.
Add in finely chopped tomato and saute till the mixture starts leaving oil from the sides.
Add grinded masala with little salt.
Then add rice and with 2 cups of water .Cook for 3 whistles.
Turn off the flame.
Once the steam leaves,stir them well .
Serve hot with raitha.

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