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Pudina sadam recipe | mint leaves rice | no onion no garlic recipes

Pudina sadam | Mint leaves rice is a simple south Indian lunch variety. As pongal festival is nearing, everybody will be busy looking for pongal festival recipes. I have already posted Sakkarai pongal recipe. The next day of pongal is Kannum pongal for which we generally make variety rice. This variety rice shouldn’t include onion or garlic. I am posting today Pudina sadam | Mint rice, which you can make for kannu pongal. You can try this for a lunch box on normal days too. See you soon with a sweet dish tomorrow.

Pudina Sadam

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Serves: 1

     Cooked rice    1 cup
     Mint leaves    1/4 cup
     Coriander seeds  2 tsp
     Channa dal     2 tsp
     Green Chili     1
     Coconut    1 tblsp(optional) 
     Oil        3 tsp
     Cashew nuts   4-5 (optional)
     Peanuts   2 tsp
     Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp
     Urad dal     1/4 tsp
     Curry leaves    few      


  • In a pan add oil and add in the mustard seeds. When it is done add the urad dal, peanuts and cashew nuts. Cook till they turn golden brown . Transfer this to a wide plate.
  •  In the same pan, add the coriander seeds, channa dal and green chili. Roast till the dal becomes nice brown colour. Add the coconut(if adding) at this stage . roast for 2 minutes in a low flame. Switch off the flame. Add in the mint leaves.
to temper Roasted-ingredients
  • When it is cool grind this in a mixer . Do not add water while grinding.
To grind ground-masala
  • Add this to the tempered mixture. Add cooked and cooled rice. Ensure that the rice is not overcooked. Add salt and mix gently.
add-rice pudina-sadam
  • Pudina sadam is ready to serve. Serve this with a simple appalam or vadam. We had with javarisi vadam.
  1. Always ensure that the rice is perfectly cooked .
  2. Do not roast the mint leaves , switch off the flame and add. Else it will turn bitter.
  3. Basmati rice and raw rice also works well for this.
  4. If you want you can add 1 clove while roasting and grind along with the Mint leaves mixture.
  5. Green chili can be replaced with red chili
  6. Fresh coconut can be replaced with kopra too.

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