Mint leaves (Pudhina) are very good for stomach ache and it cure the chest pains. It cures the stomach ailments including indigestion. It has many medical properties.Taking mint juice at night before going to bed induces restful sleep. Taking mint tea half an hour before meals stimulates appetite. Infusion made with mint leaves is useful for cold, flu, hiccups and flatulence. Here is the recipe made of Mint leaves. Keep your breath fresh by chewing some mint leaves. Such a medicinal leaves should be included often in our diet. Try this simple Mint rice (Pudhina Rice) and I am sure you will surely enjoy this dish.




Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategoryRice Variety
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Pudhina Rice(Mint Rice)

Ingredients:
Mint Leaves2 Cups*
Coriander Leaves1/4 Cup
Cooked Rice1 Cup
Urid Dal2 tablespoon
Green Chilli 1
Tamarinda pinch or 1/4 teaspoon of tamarind paste
SaltTo Taste
Oil1 tablespoon
Broken Cashews1 teaspoon

* 1 Cup = 250ml
For Seasoning:
Oil / Ghee1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Split Urid dal1 teaspoon
Channa dal1 teaspoon
Curry leavesfew



Method:
  1. Rinse the Pudhina leaves(Mint Leaves) and coriander leaves well in water and drain the water and keep the leaves aside
  2. Heat the oil in the pan add the chopped green chillies, urdhal . Fry it till the dhals becomes golden brown color.
  3. To that add the rinsed Pudhina(Mint Leaves) leaves and coriander leaves and fry for sometime till its raw smell goes off
  4. Grind these in a mixer along with salt, a pinch of tamarind and grind it without adding water
  5. Heat the oil/Ghee in the pan and add mustard seeds.When the mustard seeds start to sputter, add channa dhal, urdhal and cashew nuts and fry until it becomes golden brown color
  6. Now add the ground pudhina(Mint Leaves) mixture and mix them well.
  7. Switch off the flame and add the cooked rice and mix it well and salt if necessary
  8. The delicious Pudhina(Mint Leaves) rice is ready to serve.
  9. Pudhina Rice(Mint Rice)

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  1. Thank you so much for the recipe of mint rice. It looks delicious. Also it would be very good for health since mint has great herbal value. Such a rice would definitely help during cold and cough.

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  2. Yes.. i agree with your comment on Mint. thanks for your comment.

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  3. Thank you.. Do post more dishes.. We will definitely try

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  4. YOUR PUDHINA RICE RECIPE TOO LOOKS YUMMY . IT WILL TRY IT ON THIS SUNDAY. THANKS FOR YOUR RECIPES....

    AND ONE MORE THING TO ADD. IT IS VERY RARE TO SEE THE MIL'S COMPLIMENTING THEIR DIL'S. YOUR DIL IS VERY LUCKY. HATS OFF TO YOU....

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  6. i made pudhina rice with a slight variation but base was ur recipe aunty.thanks a ton. it was yummy

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  7. Hi, Can I make the mix and refrigerate to use later? Does it keep well upon doing so? Thanks.

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    1. Yes Poorinma, you can surely refrigerate and mix it with rice later

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    2. Recipes made with ground mint or cilantro leaves or any greens should be had fresh. After 4 hrs of preparation, these leaves tend to oxidize (Even if you refrigerate). You wont be able to find any difference in taste or aroma but definitely you will see the difference in its color. Bright green will slowly turn dark green which denotes oxidization. Oxidization will form free radicals, which leads to lot of auto immune diseases. Hence, enjoy this flavorful recipe fresh and get its health benefits.

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  8. Tried this today. I customized it by adding coriander leaves along with pudina. Taste was awesome

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