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Pudina pulao|mint pulao recipe

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Pudina pulao

Pudina pulao| mint pulao recipe, a quick and easy lunch box recipe, with full video and step by step instructions. Pudina pulao is a flavourful one-pot meal made using fresh mint leaves and basmati rice. I learnt this version from a friend long back. The recipe is updated with full video now. This pulao can be served as a weeknight dinner too. We can pair it with dal tadka or Paneer butter masala or simple onion raita.

We have many varieties of pulao recipes in Jeyashris kitchen. Recently a friend shared fresh mint leaves from his home garden. This post is widely tried by many readers but I didn’t update the recipe with step by step pictures. So finally after a long due updated, pudina pulao| mint pulao recipe with new pictures and video.

 

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Pudina pulao recipe

Easy to make one-pot mint pulao recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 people
Author: Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • 1 and ¼ cup Basmati rice
  • ¼ cup Mint leaves loosely packed
  • ¼ cups Coriander leaves loosely packed
  • Curry leaves few
  • 2 Green chili
  • 2 Onion
  • ¼ cup Green peas optional
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • ½ tblsp Oil
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Salt as needed

Instructions

  • Soak basmati rice in 2 cups water for 10 mins
  • Grind ¼ cup mint leaves, ¼ cup coriander leaves, few curry leaves and 2 green chili into a fine paste.
  • In a pressure cooker add ½ tblsp oil and 2 tsp ghee
  • Add 2 sliced onions and add little salt.
  • Saute till the onions become soft.
  • Add grind paste the cooker.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add ¼ cup of green peas, if using.
  • Mix well and add salt.
  • Add 1 tsp of garam masala.
  • Add in the soaked rice along with the water.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover the cooker.
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Switch off.
  • Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker.
  • Gently mix the pulao, without mashing it.
  • Pudina pulao is ready.

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Notes

  1. You can skip the green peas and make it plain mint pulao.
    2. Instead of garam masala, fresh spices can be added in the oil.
    3. This mint pulao is a perfect lunch box recipe.

 

  • Soak basmati rice in 2 cups water for 10 mins
Mint pulao 1
  • Grind ¼ cup mint leaves, ¼ cup coriander leaves, few curry leaves, and 2 green chilies into a fine paste.
Grind pudina leaves
  • In a pressure cooker add ½ tbsp oil and 2 tsp ghee
  • Add 2 sliced onions and add a little salt.
  • Saute till the onions become soft.
Cook onions
  • Add grind paste to the cooker.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add ¼ cup of green peas, if using.
  • Mix well and add salt.
  • Add 1 tsp of garam masala.
Easy pulao
  • Add in the soaked rice along with the water.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover the cooker.
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Switch off.
  • Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker.
  • Gently mix the pulao, without mashing it.
Pudina pulao
  • Pudina pulao is ready.

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22 comments

Sushma Mallya September 27, 2009 - 3:58 pm

lovely presentation jeyashri…looks good…

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priya September 27, 2009 - 4:38 pm

pulao is looking delicious!!…very nice presentation!

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Nithya September 27, 2009 - 4:56 pm

Wow… pulav looks awesome and tempting 🙂 I love mint and sure this is one of the best that can be made with it 🙂

Lovely presentation too.. so buddy, dont forget to send me your entry to "Garnish the dish event" at http://www.innovative-inlaws.blogspot.com

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RAKS KITCHEN September 28, 2009 - 5:11 am

Yes you can send this to Nithya's event,very apt for that,looks pretty 🙂

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Sireesha September 28, 2009 - 5:31 am

Jeyashri Sabudana vada will not consume more oil it will consume like urad dal vada only.

Pulav looks scrumptious and heavenly…Lovely presentation…

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admin September 28, 2009 - 6:04 am

Thank u all for ur encouraging comments. Raji even i was thinking to send this to that event,slight low confidence. Now i can send.
sireesha thank u so much for ur quick response in clearing my doubt.

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my kitchen September 28, 2009 - 8:09 am

Yummy Pulao & excellent clicks.Do visit my blog when u find time

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Priya September 28, 2009 - 8:45 am

Tempting, such an aromatic pulao and eye pleasing colour..Prefect dish with raita..yummy!

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vidhas September 28, 2009 - 2:49 pm

Lovley pulao and great presentation.

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Sandhya Hariharan September 29, 2009 - 8:53 am

Hi Jayshree….
Simple yet Quicky n Yummy Rice….

First time here… Will visit often…

DO drop in my space too when time permits..

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Rohini September 29, 2009 - 9:54 am

Lovely spread Jeyashri.. I love the flavor of mint and your presentation made me drool!
You have a great space.. Following you! Pls do drop by mine when you have sometime!! 🙂

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Home Cooked Oriya Food September 29, 2009 - 11:30 am

lovely presentation… I love this too – simple and flavorful…
Yep it will fit well into Nithya's event…

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Chitra September 29, 2009 - 12:25 pm

Nice presentation..new to me.. will try

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admin September 29, 2009 - 1:55 pm

Thank u so much friends.and so happy to see new friends in my page. welcome all.

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avisha September 29, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Hi,
New to your blog,Pulav sure looks delicious.

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Vibaas September 30, 2009 - 12:20 am

i love this. looks very tempting 🙂

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Suchi January 13, 2012 - 5:23 am

Hi Jayashree,

Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. Keep up the great work.
I have tried the Mint Pulav and Tomato rice. Simple and easy steps to follow for a novice like me.

Thank and Regards

Suchi

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ashwath_pradeep September 22, 2013 - 8:47 am

i am thoroughly enjoy all the recipes

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Neha September 30, 2013 - 10:12 am

Hi Jeyashri I tried this recipe @home adding little cashew, and it came out really well. Everyone @home and my office liked it 🙂

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Neha September 30, 2013 - 10:13 am

Hi Jeyashri I tried this recipe adding little cashew to it and it came out really well.

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Aa Jj November 18, 2016 - 6:14 pm

Lovely dish Akka tried your coriander rice and it's super hit… Thank you very much.. Presentation kadai Romba nanna iruku.. Enga vangarel

Abinaya

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jeyashri suresh November 21, 2016 - 12:07 pm

Thank you so much. I get bowls when i go to chennai. My usual shopping place is TNagar Rathna stores.

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