(Mint leaves Spiced Rice)

This is my contribution to the Monthly Blog Patrol-April: One Pot Wonders, I have since been browsing blogs and had so many options. I finally decided to make the Pudina Biryani from Andhra Flavors - For Spicy Lovers Blog. I loved the color of the dish and was healthy too. I did make a few changes, I added some coriander leaves and onions as well, ground everything to a paste together, did not use beetroot since did not have them at home instead used a bowl of mixed vegetables. This is an easy recipe but still very delicious, loved the addition of pudina (mint).

1 Cup Rice
3/4 Cup mixed vegetables of your choice (carrots, beans, potatoes, corn, double beans)
1 Tbsp ghee
1 Bay leaf
2 tbsp curds
1 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp Red Chili powder
21/2 Cups water
Salt to taste

Grind to a paste
1/2 cup Pudina/ Mint Leaves
1/2 Onion
1/2 cup coriander leaves
1/2 inch Ginger
2 Garlic cloves
1 Green chillies
2 Cardamoms
2 Cloves
5 pepper corns
1 Cinnamon stick


  1. Soak rice in water for 1/2 hour.
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add the bay leaf.
  3. Add the ground paste and cook till the oil separates.
  4. Add rec chili powder, coriander powder and cook for a minute.
  5. Add the curds and mixed vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the water and salt.
  7. Once the water comes to a boil, add the rice and close the cooker.
  8. Give 2 whistles.
  9. Serve rice with any raita or plain curds.

Note: You can cook this rice anyway you like I prefer using the cooker.


Divya Vikram said...

This is the rice I prepared in the days I was beginnin learning to cook..Love the mint aroma..

Dhivya said...

great entry!looks so yumm

kamala said...

Nice aromatic briyani medhaa

Mona said...

That looks delicious! I love fresh herbs in food, add a really nice flavor.


Cham said...

Love the mint rice, lovely entry Medhaa

Rupa said...

Mint Biriyani looks delicious..love the mint flavor..Nice entry

Mansi Desai said...

we love this! I often make it with spinach, mint and corn...nice pic there medhaa!:)

Madhavi said...

Very nice entry medhaa, biryani looks great!!!

Cinnamon said...

Pudina rice looks delicious... I love the aroma, that fills the kitchen while preparing this :)

SASHREE said...

wow dats a great one medha,i love da aroma of mint..

ANJALI J. said...

that surely tastes great medha.

Uma said...

looks delicious.

Medhaa said...

Thank you so much everyone, It was indeed very aromatic love the smell when we cook with mint

Ranjani said...

This looks really interesting!!
I will definitely try this:)

Anupa said...

Dear Medha, found this when i was searching for some tasty pudina rice..must say turned out quite well..very simple and tasty..yummy.. looking forward fro more such simple recipies which can be cooked easily with everyday ingredients

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