Pudina Rice

Literally translated, it means Mint-Rice. This recipe was shared by my cousin who whips up amazing weekend specials.The Pudina Rice is an easy to make dish for Sunday visitors, and guaranteed to sweep them off their feet.

Basmati rice (cooked) 2 cups
Cardamom sticks
Bay Leaf
Finely chopped onion 1 cup
Finely chopped garlic (optional for no-garlic lovers)
Finely chopped ginger 1 tsp
Finely chopped tomato 1 cup
Jeera 1 tsp
Finely chopped pudina 1 1/2 cup
Finely chopped green chilles
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Pinch of garam masala
Fried cashews
Ghee 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

1. In a wok, when the oil is hot, fry the jeera, bay leaf, cardamom sticks, and elaichi.
2. Add the tomatoes and let it cook for a bit,but not completely.
3. In the meanwhile, in a mixie, add pudina, onions, green chillies, ginger-garlic and make a fine paste.
4. Add this paste to the tomatoes.
5. Add the necessary spices.
6. Mix well with basmati rice.
7. Garnish with ghee, cashews, and coriander leaves.
8. Serve hot. 
You can serve cucumber-tomato raita as a side dish.


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