Pudina Pulav /Mint Pulav.

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A Lazy afternoon , as children are at home for their holidays , the usual busy mornings are skipped and i have the privilege of cooking in the afternoon . As it is for children i can make a simple meal and yet i am strict about nutrition and less spicy . Also i make it a point that my husband will not miss the lunch i make and serve it for dinner . So considering all these i decided to make Pudina Pulav and with small potatoes in hand i thought it will make a good combination. Now for the recipe . The dish is plain and we need some spicy accompaniment .

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Ingredients :

Basmati rice – 1 cup
Pudina /Mint leaves– 1 cup
Green chilli -4
Onion -1
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
Cinnamon 1 inch
Cloves/star anise/ cardamom – 2 each
Oil and salt

Method:

Wash and soak the rice in water for half an hour.

Meanwhile remove the pudina /mint leaves from the stalk and cut the onions lengthwise. Wash the pudina/ mint leaves and slit green chilli.

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In a heavy bottom vessel add oil . When it becomes hot add the spices and sauté well.

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Then add onion and fry well. When it becomes translucent add the ginger garlic paste and sauté well .

Then add pudina/mint leaves and sauté well .Add one and a half cup of water , required salt to this and allow it to boil.

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When the water starts boiling add the rice and mix well.

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Simmer the flame. Cover the vessel and in 10 minutes the pulav will be ready .

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Open the lid to see if the rice is cooked .

To get the fresh mint flavour it is necessary to control the cooking time .

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