Saturday, 9 June 2018


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How to make this yummy and flavourful Mint Rice?

Ingredients, we need:

Mint Leaves  250 g or tightly packed in one bowl
Garlic cloves 2 pcs
Shallots 10-12 chopped
Bay leaves 4-5
Red chillies 4 pcs. (optional)
Tamarind, an amla size
Jaggery, a half

Salt 13/4 tsp
Pressure cooked rice 200 g
Fried gram 1 tsp
Groundnut OIl two tablespoons
Asafoetida 2 pinches.
Sesame Oil 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp


Wash and soak the parboiled Ponni rice for 1/2 an hour.
Pressure cook the rice allowing three whistles and simmer for five minutes. Turn off the heat and wait for the entire pressure releases of its own. Open the lid and let it cool down.
Wash the greens thoroughly.
Drain the water.
Heat a pan with one tablespoon oil and saute the leaves to shrivel.
Add tamarind, garlic, jaggery, salt, tamarind and fried gram and saute for 2 seconds.
Keep aside to cool down. 
In a mixer jar,  pack the green leaves, fried gram, garlic, salt, tamarind, jaggery pieces.
Grind at high speed to a smooth paste.
Keep aside.

Heat the wok with oil. add mustard seeds to pop up.
Add shallots, split red chillies, bay leaves. add turmeric and asafoetida. 
Let the heat be medium.
Now add the green paste and saute for 2  seconds.
Transfer the steamed rice and mix gently.
Fold the ingredients to combine each other.
Mix the sesame oil one tsp.

The aromatic and fine Mint rice is ready to have!
This is one of the popular variety rice served in family occasions.

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