Pudhina Pulav (Mint Rice)

Serving:2 |Type: Rice


Basmati Rice -1 cup
Onion -1/2 cup  (chopped)
Water -2 to 2 1/2cups
Salt -to taste
Ginger & Garlic Paste -1tsp


Oil & Ghee -3tbsp
Cloves -2
Cinnamon -1 inch
Bay leaves -1

For Grinding:

Mint Leaves -1 cup
Green Chili -4
Onion -1/2 cup
Water -1/4 cup
Garlic -2 (optional)


  1. Soak the rice for 10-15 minutes, drain it and keep it aside.
  2. Take a heavy bottom vessel, heat with oil and ghee and add seasonings.
  3. Now add ½ cup of onion sauté for 1 minute, add ginger garlic paste and fry it well.
  4. Now add ground paste and fry it for appropriately 2 minutes in medium flame, then add rice fry for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add water and salt cook it in the rice cooker .
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  7. Serve it hot with raitha or Sodhi


  1. You can add 1 tomato to sauté  along with the onion.
  2. You can cook the rice in soup pot with lid. After adding the water, boil it well, stir it occasionally and check the salt then cover the pan and cook it in very low flame about 10-15 minutes. Don’t stir the rice after closing the pot with a lid. Then turn off the stove.
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2 Responses to “Pudhina Pulav (Mint Rice)”

  1. nithya says:

    I tried this, we all loved it.

  2. Saroja says:

    Hi Achi,

    Tried the pulav and kurma both turned out very tasty!
    Heard a lot about the get togethers in Phoenix and the food from Alamu hope i was there :-)

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