Mint Coconut Rice

21 Feb

Pudina Pulav


Raw Rice 2 cups
Mint Leaves 2 cups
Yogurt 1/4 cup
Ginger 2 inch piece
Lemon Juice 2 tsps
Dried Whole Red Chiles 3-5
Coconut (shredded) 3 tbsps
Black Peppercorns 10-15
Chana Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Peanuts 2 tsps
Oil 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Cook the rice in 4 cups of water in a cooker and keep aside.
Clean and wash mint leaves.
Peel and roughly chop ginger.
Tear red chiles into small pieces.
Grind mint leaves, ginger, red chiles, peppercorns, coconut, yogurt and salt together into smooth paste.

Heat oil in a deep vessel, add peanuts and roast for few seconds.
Then add chana dal, mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
When mustard seeds stop spluttering, add the above mint paste and stir fry for few seconds.
Now add the rice and mix thoroughly.
Cook covered for 2-3 minutes and stir in lemon juice..
Serve hot with any raita.

Notes: I liked this mint rice without addition of yogurt.

9 Responses to “Mint Coconut Rice”

  1. Latha February 21, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    sounds delicious raji! all your rices look and turn out so tasty! Will surely try this one too 🙂

  2. dhivya February 21, 2008 at 10:11 pm #

    wow…nice recipe and pic….love ur presentation….

  3. Praveen Kashyap March 13, 2008 at 7:10 am #

    very tasty recipe it is. chaala chaala bagundhi raji garu……

  4. priya September 14, 2009 at 4:31 am #

    good & tasty recipe it is, i tried it its delicious

    • Raji September 14, 2009 at 9:08 am #

      thx. am glad everyone liked it.

  5. saranya sangamesh March 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm #

    it is very tasty i tried it .my husband liked it very much

  6. Raji March 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    glad you guys liked it. thx

  7. umadevi November 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    hello.superb varities.i like ssssssoooooooooooooooo much

  8. poonam April 11, 2011 at 4:02 am #

    those who don’t like mint, they can subtitute mint with green coriander paste

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