Mint Pulao/Pilaf/pudina sadam

Mint, the popular herb has several benefits which include proper digestion and weight loss, relief from nausea, depression, fatigue and headache, treatment of asthma, memory loss, and skin care problems.Mint, the well known mouth and breath freshener that is scientifically known as Mentha, has more than two dozen species and hundreds of varieties. Here we are going to see Mint pulav/rice.

Serves : 2     Soaking time for rice : 20 mins

Prep Time : 10 mins      Cooking time : 20 mins

Ingredients:

Basmati Rice : 1 cup

Onion : 1 Thinly sliced

Tomato : 2 Finely chopped

Ginger Garlic paste : 2 tsp

Green chilly : 2-3

Water : 2/3 cup

Coconut milk : 2/3 cup

Mint Leaves : 1 cup

Oil/Ghee : 5tsp

Salt as needed

To tempering:

Bay Leave : 1

Cardamom : 2

Star anise : 1

Gloves :2

Fennelseeds: 1tsp

Cinnamon stick : 1/2 inch

Method:

  1. First head a cooker, add oil or ghee. Then add tempering ingredients, add onions and green chilies saute up to golden brown.
  2. Throw ginger garlic paste saute for a while. Add tomatoes saute up to it turns mushy.
  3. Then grind a cup of mint to a paste, adding little water. Add mint paste to cooker, saute it up to raw smell leaves.20161220_100320

4. Now add salt and coconut milk and water, allow it to nice boil. 20161220_100727

5. Add soaked rice, cover a lid on a medium heat. After 3 mins open a lid. Rice have to cook 50% as shown in pic. Then close a lid and put a weight on it. keep for 5 mins on medium heat.20161220_101716.jpg      6. Then turn off the heat. Leave it for 20 mins without disturbing or changing a cooker from counter top. After 20 mins, open a lid, just mix a rice from bottom. It will be pluffy and non sticky rice. Garnish with cashews. serve hot.20161220_105803.jpg

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