Pudina pulao

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Pudina / mint is one of those herbs that has lot of nutrition and nice aroma. I used to make pudina rice often but I make pudina pulao once in a while. I thought of making slight variations in my regular way of making pudina pulao and it came out well, it was a big hit in my family.

Pudina pulao


      • 1 cup – Basmati rice
      • 1 no – Onion (chop lengthwise thinly)
      • 1 tsp – Ginger garlic paste
      • 1/2 cup – Coconut milk
      • 1 tbsp – Yogurt
      • 1 1/2 cup - Water
      • Salt as needed

For grinding:

      • 1 cup – Pudina / Mint leaves
      • 1/4 cup – Coriander leaves
      • 5 nos – Sambar onion (small onion)
      • 3 or 4 nos – Green chillies
      • 1/2 tsp – Fennel seeds
      • 1/2 tsp – Cumin seeds


      • 2 tbsp – Oil / ghee
      • 1 no – Cinnamon stick
      • 2 nos – Clove
      • 1 no – Cardamom
      • 1 no – Star anise
      • 1 no – Bay leaf

Pudina pulao process

Pudina pulao

Preparation method:

  1. Soak basmati rice for upto 30 mins. Drain water and set side.
  2. Grind all the items given in the list for grinding to a coarse paste. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil/ghee in a pan, season with items given for seasoning. Add onion, little salt and ginger garlic paste, saute until translucent.
  4. Now add ground paste and saute until raw smell goes. Then add a tbsp of yogurt and saute for few seconds.
  5. Add coconut milk and 1 1/2 cup of water along with required salt, bring it to boil. Then add rice and cover it with a lid, cook until ¾ done. Remove the vessel from the stove and place a wide pan with water. Allow them to heat.
  6. Reduce to low flame and place back the pressure cooker on the wide pan and cook pulao for 20-25 mins. Pudina pulao is ready and serve hot with raita and curry of your choice.

Pudina pulao


  • You can also pressure cook this pulao instead of putting in dum.
  • If you prefer you can also add potato and peas in this pulao. 

Pudina pulao


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