Mint Pulao-Pudina Sadam
Prep Time : 10 mins
Recipe Category: Rice-Lunch-Mint
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Basmati rice or raw rice – 1 cup
Onion – 2
Mint leaves – 1 medium sized bunch or 1 cup tightly packed
Green chilli – 2
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Fresh peas – fistful (optional)
Fresh lemon juice -1 tbsp or juice of half a small lemon
For the seasoning
Oil – 2 tbsp
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Cloves – 2
Wash mint leaves and grind it to a fine paste along with half an onion (optional), 1-2 green chilli and a small piece of ginger adding very less water.
Soak basmati rice for 20 minutes, drain and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning, saute for a few seconds, then add thinly sliced onions and saute till onions turn pink.
Add the ground paste and saute till the raw flavor of the mint paste goes. If you have fresh peas with you, then you can add a handful of fresh peas now.
In case, if you are cooking directly in the pressure cooker/pan as shown above, pressure cook for 1 whistle and simmer for another 5-6 minutes. Switch off and open the cooker once the pressure subsides.
Another method for cooking directly in the pressure cooker – You can cook as I have done in my Vegetable biryani in Pressure cooker.
Variations – You can add 1 small potato (peeled and chopped) along with peas (step -2) if you like.
You can grind 1/4 cup of freshly grated coconut along with mint.
You can also cook rice separately and mint separately and mix both together. In that case, you cook rice as you normally do but I do not recommend this unless you have leftover rice.
Now we will learn a different style of making tomato pachadi/raita –
Tomato Thayir Pachadi (South Indian style)
Tomato – 4
Green chilli -1 slit
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Curd/Plain yogurt – 1 cup (chilled)
For the seasoning
Oil -1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp
Put tomatoes in hot water for 10 minutes.
Peel the skin and chop it into medium sized pieces.
Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add green chilli, chopped tomatoes and saute for a few minutes, till the water evaporates. Leave it to cool.
Add finely chopped raw onions, finely chopped coriander leaves and salt needed to the above.
Mix whisked curd and serve with any pulao.
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delicious and tempting combo dear 🙂
Very healthy pulao…I love it…
love this combo…. pacahdi is new to me…. so delicious looking…
Love the color of tomato pachadi…very good combo
Flavourful mint rice, both makes me hungry.
I am just drooling over it 🙂
Delicious combo,looks so tempting.
Flavourful and tempting mint rice with a nice raita combination
can we add garam masala for seasoning.. instead of cinnamon ,Cardamom and Cloves
I feel by adding garam masala powder for seasoning, it will be too spicy and the mint flavor will not be there. But you can try seasoning a little if you cannot get the whole spices.
I'm gng to try this just now.
sounds delicious !! well i am gona try it soon. Thanks for the recipe.
too good recipe !! worth trying .
mam your blog is so helpful for me … as i am just learn to cook …. your recipie motivates me so much … everday i suprise my family members by cooking ur dishes … great job mam
nice recipe shall v add cashews or badam with grinding
Tried this today and it was perfect! I added some potatoes and soya meal maker too.
Vry Vry nice pulav
Wikifood for a bachelor like me.. Very nice tips..
Hi, I tried this and it got overcooked – 3 whistles was too long! I'm bummed because it would have been delicious! It is like a sludge…I'm going to try it again though sometime, and instead of pressure cooking I'll just let it cook the normal way.
The ratio of rice is to water depends on the quality of rice. For the rice I used it needed 3 whistles to get soft rice. I will tell you another method- Instead of pressure cooking, cook without the weight on low flame, once it is half cooked, open the cooker, stir the contents and close it with weight. Cook simmered for another 3-4 minutes. You will know the exact quantity of water needed for the rice you use with practice.
I tried just 2 whistles and it turned out well. I think you are right. It depends on the quality of the rice.
Amazing recipe Padhu.I am your big fan and love most of your recipes.As usual, I tried Purina rice and it turned out yummy. Thank you so much.
Very well explained dish.. and a great combo with the tomato pachidi! Tops my to-do list !
My husband loved it coz it was like his mom's recipe. The tomato raita recipe was different from mine and completely out of the world!
Very yummy recipe 🙂 my 2 year old loved it
I am going to try today
I tried today both the dishes and it had come out so well. thank you so much and it tasted yummy!!!
Hi padhu, all ur recepies are too good n very helpful. I am beginner n everyday i cook one dish looking at ur blog n it comes out well.
Can I add paneer to this.
Thank you Poornima for liking my recipes. Glad you found it useful. Yes , you can add paneer to this. Slightly saute paneer in ghee/oil and then add.
Hi pads, is lemon juice needed or optional
Lemon juice is optional but if you add it, you will get fluffy rice.
Sad… I didn't have lemon juice. Will try this next time !
Purina rice and raitha came out amazing everyone liked in home thanks lot
It came out perfect ! Thank you. We all loved it.
Hi Padhu many thanks for this wonderful blog…have tried few recipes and turns out superb..
Very nice recipe
Came out well
Very simple, quick and tasty recipe. I tried it and my just kid enjoyed it along with tomato pachadi. Thanks.
Very nice recipe, I didn't have lemon juice but still liked the flavor and my hubby and kid enjoyed the rice n pachadi combo. Thanks for sharing your quick n tasty recipe.
Delicious Mint pulav I made as per your recipe. It turned out well .Combo was super. Thank you Padhu .
Hi, in case we add paneer, when should we add it ?
You can add in the end.Saute paneer in a little oil and add.
Cooked puthina rice today.. came out well… Thank you so much for sharing receipe..
Cooked pudhina rice…it was yummy….thanks mam….