Basmati pilaf with mint with fresh green piece or Mint poluv

January 11, 2008 at 7:01 pm Leave a comment


For today’s meal I made basmathi pulao with fresh mint leaves and green peas. You can try the same without basmati rice as well.

Andhra Mint Rice
Basmathi rice : 2 cups
Fresh green peas :1/2 cup
Onion : 1 small size
Green chilli : 3
Roasted cashews : 1/4 cup
salt (salt to taste)
Cloves : 4
Cinnamon : 4
Bay leaves : few
Cardamon : 4
Ghee : 2 table spoons or Vegetable oil : 1 : 1
Cumin seeds : 1/4 tsp
Ginger thin pieces : 10 or 1 table spoon
Prepare grinded masala with below ingredients.
Fresh mint leaves : 2 cups
Grated/Shredded coconut powder : 1/4 cup
Green chillis : 3
Cilantro : few
Preparation:
Heat oil in a big pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds. Once they pop add onion slices and green peas. Saute to tender.
Add ginger pieces and fry for few seconds. Add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, cardamon and fry for 10 seconds.
Add masala paste prepared above to cook over low heat, stirring frequently for about 3 minutes until it turns to pale green to bright green color. Add the basmathi rice, salt and four cups of water . Mix it and bring it to boil. Then lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes until water evaporates and rice cooks to tender. At this stage add cashew nuts and fluff the rice gently with a spoon. Cover for 5 minutes and serve hot.
This is very healthy and tasty food.
It goes well with potato kurma, or Meal maker kurma and yogurt pachadi.
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