Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Coriander and Mint Spicy Rice - धनिया और पुदीना के मसाले वाले चावल

Hello Friends,

Here is one of the recipes that I learnt from a Kannada friend of mine. I had eaten it at her place few years ago (about 6 to be exact) and recently requested her for the recipe. It is the most refreshing and spicy rice, if you like the mint and spice together. Thanks Nagu for this delicious recipe, we all enjoyed it :)

Coriander and Mint Spicy Rice - धनिया और पुदीना के मसाले वाले चावल
Ingredients

Basmati Rice - 2 cups, washed and drained (you can use any kind of rice)
Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup, I used a mix of peas, carrots, corn, beans and edamame. You can use any combination based on your choice.
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Sugar(optional) - 1 tsp
To Grind
Cliantro - 2 bunches
Mint Leaves - 2 cups, tightly packed
Green Chillies - 5 or adjust depending on your spice level
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Ginger -  1 inch piece 
Garlic - 4 big cloves 
Tempering
Cumin Seed  - 1 tsp
Green Cardamom - 3 to 4, lightly crushed
Cloves - 3 to 4
Cinnamon stick - 3 pieces
Oil - 1 tbsp
Garnishing
Cashews - 1/4 cup
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 1 tbsp
Preparation
  • Grind all the ingredients under "To Grind" with very little water & keep it aside
  • On a non stick pan heat oil and put the tempering ingredients till cumin seeds start spluttering
  • Add ground paste and washed basamati rice
  • Transfer it to rice cooker or cook in the same pan till it is well cooked
  • Meanwhile take a small non-stick pan and fry cashews to golden brown in ghee.
  • Garnish the cooked rice with fried cashews 

Serving
Serve it with some kind of raita or yogurt based gravy. We enjoyed it with Cucumber and Onion Raita.


That's all for now. Take care till next post.

35 comments:

Mélange said...

Exotic & tempting to the core ! My God,I would have emptied that within minutes.Slurp !!

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww.. lovely and aromatic recipe.. looks very tempting dear !!
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Mehjabeen Arif said...

Nice flavorful rice.. love it potato curry.. :)

Thanks for letting me be part of maithiri..
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Now Serving said...

ooh! That looks mouthwatering good!

Treat and Trick said...

Flavorful and healthy! Love this one pot meal anytime....

Priya (elaichii) said...

Yummy looking rice!

Latha said...

I love this rice and make it often. Looks yummy!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

that looks really very tempting

Deepa
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Swathi said...

Delicious minty and coriander rice. easy to make too. Love it.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Love the bright green color... yummy..

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Priya said...

Wat a flavourful rice, love it simply with some chips..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting yummy recipe....

Laavanya said...

That looks delicious! I make something similar with just mint.

Nitha said...

flavourful rice... love this..

divya said...

Wow! that looks very inviting and totally yum!

savitha ramesh said...

so flavourfull rice.

R said...

looks so yummy. luv the cashews on top :)

aipi said...

I can have this for lunch- dinner and anytime in between-no side dish required :))
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Reeni said...

What a delicious rice! The sight of those cashews on top is enticing - I love them!

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy aromatic combination delicious
thank you for the comment Priya :)

Pushpa said...

Love making this one pot meal,flavorful and delicious.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...love the flavorsome rice recipe...looks drool worthy....

Sanjeeta kk said...

The rice look delicious!

Nandini said...

Wow! Very flavorful rice. Always love the combo of these herbs.

veena krishnakumar said...

I love the colour, flavour, yummmmm, so delicious

SouthIndianHome said...

Colorful and flavorful rice.Love it
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Uma said...

Nice aromatic rice dish. looks so tempting.

Raji said...

That's a very tempting bowl of rice...love the flavours in there.

kaveri said...

Delicious and healthy rice...Love this dish anytime...pack it often for hubby dear's lunch

Joanne said...

There is some serious flavor going on in this rice! Perfect side dish!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Gorgeous color...Mouthwatering pulao

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PriyaVaasu said...

Ohh yummy!!! those cashews on top are so tempting!!!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Aromatic pilav there, I can comfort myself with a plate of it, on weekend noons.

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very aromatic and flavourful rice.
No doubt will taste so yum

Rumana Rawat said...

Delicious dish:)

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