Pudina Pulao is an incredible rice dish and if you are longing for aromatic rich flavours without much effort you have reached the right place. This recipe is special because it makes the most delicious, fresh pulao with very less effort. The king of this recipe is mint because it imparts the whole recipe that amazing fragrance and character.

I wasn’t aware of this recipe until I had a lot of fresh mint which needed to be put to use. I googled and came across this recipe and since then this is hot favourite in my family. You can make your ordinary every day meals look and taste special. It remains my all time favourite comfortable meal after Curd Rice. The use of simple every day ingredients in this dish gives it an edge over other dishes which demand exquisite ingredients or difficult method of preparation.


1. Wash and soak rice in water for 15-20 minutes.

2. While rice is soaking, add some washed mint leaves, ginger, garlic cloves and green chilies to a grinder and make a coarse paste. You can add couple of spoons water to ease grinding. Set aside.



3. In a pressure pan add ghee or clarified butter.

4. Add Cumin seeds, Bay Leaf and Cinnamon Stick to the butter.




5. Also add sliced onions to the pressure pan and saute them till they are translucent and soft.

6. Add the mint puree to the onions and saute till the raw aroma of garlic and ginger fades away.



7. Add soaked rice to the pan and combine. Also add water to the rice.

8. Add salt and red chili powder. Close the lid and pressure cook for 4 whistles or 7-8 minutes after the full pressure has been attained.



9. While rice is cooking add ghee in a separate pan and add halved cashew nuts. Roast them till slight golden. Remove them on a plate and set aside.

10. Open the lid of the pressure pan after the steam has escaped. Fluff the rice with a fork or back of a service spoon. Serve in a plate and garnish with roasted cashews. You can accompany any yogurt based side dish with this like Anaar aur Aloo ka Raita or even Bathua ka Raita

Other rice recipes you can try here are : Curd Rice, Kathal ki Biryani, Quick Mushroom Biryani.

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