Mint Rice

Ingredients for Mint Rice:

1. Basmati rice – 1 cup

2. Mint leaf – 1 cup

    Coriander leaf – ½ cup

    Coconut scrapped – 1 cup

    Green chillies – 3

    Ginger chopped – 1 small spoon

    Garlic chopped -1 small spoon

    Lemon juice – 1 big spoon

    Salt – For taste

3. Oil – 3 big spoons

4. Bay leaf (Vayana Ila) – 2

    Cinnamon – 1 piece

    Cloves – 3

    Cardamom – 3

5. Onions – 1, sliced

    Green chillies – 3, chopped in thin round pieces

6. Salt – For taste

7. Cashews – 2 big spoons, fried

    Mint leaves – 1 big spoon

    Pappadam – 2, cut into lengthwise and fried

How to prepare Mint Rice?

1. Wash rice and cook 2.5 cups of water. Water content should be fully absorbed.

2. Spread cooked rice to a dish and allow it to cool.

3. Make a fine paste of ingredients no: 2 to prepare mint chutney.

4. Heat oil in a pan and sauté ingredients no: 4.

5. Then sauté ingredients no: 5 till onions turn golden brown.

6. Add mint chutney to it and sauté well.

7. Add rice along with salt to this mixture and mix well.

8. When chutney gets fully absorbed take the mint rice from flame.

9. Transfer the rice to a serving plate and decorate with ingredients no: 7.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine December 15-31, 2016

Read one more simple recipe of Mint Rice:

Heat 2 small spoons of oil in pan and sputter ½ small spoon mustard. Add 1 cup each of chopped mint leaves and onions and saute the contents. Add ½ small spoon turmeric powder and ½ small spoon garam masala powder and fry the contents. Add salt and 1.5 boiled basmati rice and mix the contents. Decorate with fresh mint leaves and serve hot.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine, December 15 – 31, 2019

Also read: Mint Sadam recipe

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