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Today its with the mint leaves, be it the taste, the aroma, digestion aid, they are super good. This is just a simple quick rice recipe again. We can do the same way with either mint leaves, cilantro leaves.

Ingredients:(serving for 2)
To grind:
Mint Leaves/ Pudina – fistful
cilantro leaves – few
Red Onion – 1/2 of one large
Green Chili – 2
Ginger – 1 small piece
Garlic – 2 pods
To season
Oil – 2 tbspns
cumin seeds – 1 tbspn
cinnamon stick – 1 small
cloves – 4
Bay Leaf – 1

Basmati rice – 2 cups
salt – 1 1/2 tbspn

Method:
Clean the Mint and cilantro leaves, chop the onions , cut the green chilies, garlic and ginger, grind them all in a mixer well to a paste. Don’t make it too watery. Take measurement of this in cups, lets say we get 1 1/2 cup of this mix.

Clean Basmati rice and keep aside. You can either use pressure cooker or a normal pan to cook this. I used pressure cooker. Pour the oil and once it is hot, throw the cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, cloves and bay leaves, let it splutter. Now pour the ground mix and let it boil for few mins. Now put the rice and salt in this and mix well.

Now we already had 1 and a half cup of the mix. Usually I use 1:1.5 rice and water for basmati rice. Since we have 2 cups of rice and already have 1.5 cups of the mix, use another 1.5 cups water and close the pressure cooker and leave it for 3 whistles. If you are cooking open in a pan, just ensure, the rice is cooked well. Do not drain any water.

You can use fork to separate the rice. This rice can be served with yogurt onion raitha, or simply yogurt is nice and goes well with it.

Mint Leaves Rice/ Pudina Pulao

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