Mint rice or pulao.
A very flavourful and spicy one pot meal. Goes well with any veg or non veg curry. Or serve it with simple onion cucumber raita or fruit raita. You can make this delicious rice for tiffin too.
Whenever we have to cook lip-smacking dish in a short notice one pot meal is the best option.
This post is going to be a part of 95th #Foodiemonday bloghop one pot meal theme.
You don’t have to spend lots of time in the kitchen. Just grind the spices and and make it in a pressure cooker for one whistle. You can add whole spices as tempering. But I have ground them to make the rice more flavourful.
Rice – 1 cup
Onion – 2 sliced
Garlic – 4 – 5 cloves
Ginger – 1 Inch piece chopped
Mint leaves – 1 cup
Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup chopped
Green chilli – 2 – 3 chopped
Green cardamom – 3 – 4
Cloves – 3
Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
Mace or javitri – 1 string
Star anise – 1/2
Tomato – 1 chopped
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Oil or ghee/clarified butter – 2 – 3 tablespoon
Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon, optional
Water – 1& 1/2 cup
Fried cashew nuts – 2 tablespoon
Wash the rice well. Drain and keep aside.
Grind mint leaves, coriander leaves or cilantro, ginger, garlic, green chilli, cardamom, cinnamon, mace or javitri, star anise and tomato. Make a smooth paste.
Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
You can can use cardamom, cinnamon, cloves mace and star anise as tempering. I have ground them to make the rice more flavourful. If you want to add as tempering crush the whole spices and add with cumin seeds in hot oil or ghee. Grind only mint leaves, cilantro, green chilli ginger, garlic and tomato.
When cumin seeds starts to crackle add sliced onion. Fry until onions becomes translucent.
Add the ground mixture, salt, black pepper powder, sugar, coriander powder and cumin powder. Adjust chillies according to your taste.
Saute until oil leaves the side.
Add the rice. Mix gently. Saute for few seconds.
Add 1 and 1/2 cup water and lemon juice.
Close the lid. Remove from heat after one whistle.
Don’t open the pressure cooker immediately. Let the pressure settle down on its own.
Fluff the rice gently.
Garnish with fried cashew nuts.
Serve hot with any veg or non veg curry. Or onion cucumber or fruit raita.