Monday, March 29, 2010

Mint Pulav

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I have a fairly big nose and it works over time. ;)

From childhood days, I used to guess what the breakfast and lunch menu is, by sniffing the kitchen just after I wake up ;) and I enjoy the pride of guessing right always :)

With this kind of born talent(he he), I have always liked anything that is aromatic. So without any doubt "hint of mint" in any dish becomes my first choice. :)

Mint pulav is one of my home favorite dishes and all of us love it so much. :)
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Ingredients:

Mint leaves - 1 small bunch
Basmathi rice - 1 cup
Peas - 1/4 cup
Potatoes - 2 diced
Onions - 2
Grated fresh Coconut - 3 tbl sp
Green chillies - 4 (according to your preference)
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Lemon - 2 tsp
Cloves- 3
Bay leaf - 1
Cardamoms - 2
Salt - for taste
Ghee
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Method:

Pressure cook potatoes with skin and then peel it and dice into cubes. Cook peas separately. Cut onions into one inch long pieces. Now fry mint leaves in a tsp of oil and then grind it along with coconut, green chillies, ginger and turmeric powder into a smooth paste by adding some water to it.

Wash and soak rice for half an hour. Pressure cook with two cups of water. Once done allow it to cool on a plate. Add a tsp of ghee to the rice and separate the grains.

Heat 2 tsp of ghee or oil in a broad frying pan and fry cloves, cardamom and bay leaf. Now add the onion and fry till golden brown. Add the ground paste along with potatoes and peas. Stir constantly in medium flame till the raw smell goes. Add salt and the rice to it and mix well till the rice becomes steaming hot. Finally remove from stove and add the lemon juice to it and mix it gently.

Yummy aromatic mint pulav is ready. Serve it hot with onion raitha or potato chips. :)

This quantity will suffice for three people.
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Written by: Nithya

46 comments:

Pari said...

Dear Nithya, congrats on ur new domain, I hope I am not too late to wish u for that.
I love the mint pulao and I love eating this with some onion raita, so very aroamtic and flavourful.

Nithu Bala said...

Great presentation and delicious aromatic rice..I too make this often..

Hari Chandana said...

Wow... Gr8 recipe.. i love pudina rice.. looks soo delicious and aromatic.. very tempting clicks dear!.. Awesome job!!

sangi said...

Sounds very healthy n gr8 presentation as usual

Priya said...

Just had coriander pulao with potato chips, mint pulav makes me drool..

Priya said...

awesome recipe.. will try this at home soon :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

yummy pulao & nice presentation...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Should get on hands on these mouth-watering mint pulav wheni'm in chennai:)

Pavithra said...

Yummy pulav Which I always make. Delicious aromatic rice.

Priti said...

hmm don't know what to adore more...the yummy pulav or the wonderful pics..both looks awesome

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely presentation, luv mint pulav v much!

Mriganayani said...

Looks great Nithya - one of my favorite mixed rice - I make this atleast once in 2 weeks for lunch or dinner.

Pedhakka said...

This is my all time favorite !!
Lovely picture !!

shanthi said...

Delicious and tempting

Ammu Madhu said...

delicious

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks dear...Yummy and aromatic pulav..

priya said...

wow....u make me drool here!

Geetha Achal said...

yummy...so nice mint pulao

kitchen queen said...

nice authentic and tempting and delicious.

Vrinda said...

Such a healthy pulav,cool pics

Cicily Antony said...

New look is very good!!! nice clicks and pulav looks very inviting...

AdukalaVishesham said...

love this mint pulav... very delicious and very filling too

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love pulao in any form......

Ramya said...

as usual awesome shots..kudos to u'r creativity and bundle of energy and patience..Mint is my fave herb..Pulao looks appetising and healthy

PriyaRaj said...

OHh yaa surely going to try tomm for my hubby's lunch box ...this looks awsome ...without adding coconut also can we do va nithya....thanx for sharing dear ...Excellent & Amazing clicks..

FoodLovers said...

Pls collect ur award from my blog dear

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love the last picture a lot girl,superb :) And I have tried a similar one from Mallika badhrinath ,Love it!

Soma Pradhan said...

looks very very resfreshing...best coolant of stomach in hot summer afternoons and then have a good nap !!!!!!!

Kanchan said...

I have got loads of Mint Leaves lying in my refrigerator, and they wanna be used the way Nithya uses in Mint Pulav :) Bookmarked will try soon !

DEESHA said...

nice pulao, I love mint.

Suma Rowjee said...

Hi Nithya! Yummy mint pulav! Mint is one of my all time favs too! My kids too do a lot of sniffing around for kitchen smells:-))

Rekha shoban said...

cute presentation and delicious pulav

Rekha shoban said...

cute presentation and delicious pulav

anushruti said...

I absolutely love mint too. And Pudina pulao is one of my fav pulaos. yours looks great.

Latha said...

Lovely presentation...yummy mint pulav.

Smita Srivastava said...

Nice n healthy recipe , Great for hot summer months .

Smita
@ Little Food Junction

Aruna Manikandan said...

Delicious pulav dear:-)
Click are too good..

San said...

Thats a delectable n flavorful rice nithya.Nice presentation.

Mama Holli said...

Wonderful recipe and wonderful photos!!! Checking out your other posts!

An Open Book said...

Hi Nithya...thanks for dropping by my blog...from the pics and recipes and crafts i can make out you are a pro at what you do...shall keep visiting

Jay said...

Hy Nithu,

This is very tempting. Loved it...beautiful click !

Deepa said...

Delicious aromatic pulao. Great presentation Nithya!!!
Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Krishnaveni said...

excellent click....delicious recipe

Sush said...

nice pictures, I liked the use of blue color.

M D said...

Hi Nitya. I am visitng ur blog for the first time. Your blog is eye-catchy and interesting. I spent a good amount of time today reading ur posts, recipes and good photographs. Keep up the good work.

rpcooks said...

a good chef cooks partly with his nose :-) guessing the food was my favorite game too! and i love the smell of roasting garlic in ghee !!

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