Pudina/Mint Pulao#PotluckParty

Mint Pulao is a healthy rice recipe which can be prepared within minutes and it's so fragrant, spicy and delicious. Pudina' in Engilsh is Mint. A perfect main course dish which can be had as a complete meal. This can be prepared with leftover boiled rice too.

2 Cups Basmati Rice - soaked
4 - 5 Green chilies - chopped
1½ Teaspoon Salt
1 Vegetable Stock Cube
½ Cup Packed Mint
½ Cup Coriander Leaves
1 Tablespoon Level Ginger Garlic paste
¼ Cup Oil
2 Tablespoons Desi Ghee
A Sprig Curry Leaves
Mixed Whole Spices
4 Green Cardamoms
4 Cloves
1" Piece Cinnamon
1 Bay leaf
For Garnishing
2 Tablespoons Brista/Fried Onions
1 Carrot - caramelized
1 Large Potato - cut into wedges & deep fried
2 Hard Boiled Eggs - cut into wedges - optional

Boil the rice with the whole spices , salt till done but the grains should be firm. Strain the rice in a colander and let it cool a little
Grind the green chillies, ginger garlic paste, coriander and mint leaves to a fine paste with a tablespoon of oil, add water if necessary , only a tablespoon or two ( when you add oil whiles grinding the mint and coriander will not turn black/oxides) .
In a wok heat oil and ghee, then add curry leaves then the ground paste and fry for a minute or two, add the vegetable stock cube and ¼ cup water, mix well and bring this to a boil. Add the boiled rice and toss, till all the masala is coats the rice well. 
Cover and reduce the flame to low, let this cook on low flame for 5 minutes or till the rice is nicely heated. Serve garnished with fried onions, caramelized carrots, fried potatoes and boiled egg.
Enjoy this delicious and flavor full rice.
My Notes
If you are using leftover rice then add the whole spices along with the curry leaves.
Labels: Potluck Party, Mint, Pudina, Rice, Pulao, Main course, Dinner, Lunch Box, Healthy, Gluten free, Vegetarian

Welcome to Potluck Party #1 (January 2022) 

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. I am earmarking this recipe for when my mint comes in this year.

  2. Mint pulao is everyone's favorite here and yours look very delicious! Love the perfect and vibrant green color.

  3. I did not know Mint Pulau..
    A delicious combination of ingredients and basmati rice!
    i will cook it!!!