Mint Rice / புதினா சாதம்

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel
I had tried lot of recipes for mint rice but I was not satisfied with any of them. Finally I ended up trying my friend’s recipe and now I couldn’t stop me from doing pudina rice. Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach ache and chest pains, and it is commonly used in the form of tea as a home remedy to help alleviate stomach pain.


Ingredients:
  •     1 cup – Rice
  •     1 punch – Mint leaves (pudina)
  •     1 hand full – Coriander leaves
  •        2 tbsp – Black Gram ( Ulatham paruppu )
  •     1 tbsp - Bengal Gram ( Kadalai paruppu)
  •     2 no – Red chili
  •     2 tsp – oil


Seasonings:
  •        1 tsp – cumin seeds
  •        1 tbsp – Butter


Preparation Method:

1.    Cook 1 cup rice and keep it aside.
2.    Heat oil in the pan, add black gram (ulatham paruppu), Bengal gram (Kadalai   paruppu), and red chili’s one by one and fry until golden color.
3.    Next add Mint leaves (pudina) and coriander leaves and fry for 2 minutes. Take it off and let it cool for sometimes.
4.    Coarsely grind all the fried stuffs in mixer grinder without adding water. Do not add water at any stage instead pulse it again and again.
5.    Heat butter in the pan, add Cumin seeds and once it splutter add the ground items and fry for few minutes. Add the cooked rice at this stage and mix it well and now the pudina rice is ready for serving.

1 comment:

  1. Want to try ur recipe Shanthi. Can u tell me wat do u mean by "1 Punch" mint leaves??? And mint is higher proportion than coriander leaves? Thank u! I have both mint and pavakkai at home so wanted to try ur lunch menu combo... Looking delicious!

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