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Mint Pulao Recipe | Pudina Pulao Recipe | Mint Rice
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Mint Pulao Recipe | Pudina Pulao Recipe

Mint Pulao, a aroma rich pulao variety made with dominant flavor of mint leaves along with mild spices. This Pudina Pulao is a healthy and nutritious one pot meal! Serve with onion Raita and Potato Fry and relish this delicious rice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soaking Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Rice Varieties
Cuisine: Indian Recipes, North Indian
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan
  • Mixer Grinder


  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice 1 cup - 250ml
  • 1 Cup Mint Leaves Tightly packed.
  • 1 Onion Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 Green Chili
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • tsp Salt Adjust as Needed

For Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Oil We can use butter instead
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Cardamom


  • Soak the basmati rice in water for 30 mins. 
  • Wash the mint leaves and add it to the mixer along with green chillies. Grind the mint leaves and green chillies to a nice paste by adding water. Keep this aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves and cardamom and fry for a minute. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute it for 20 seconds. Then add sliced onions along with salt and saute them till they turn transparent.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and saute them till they are cooked. Add the ground mint paste and mix well and allow them to boil in flame to get rid of the raw smell of the mint paste
  • Now drain the water from rice and add the rice to the pan and saute it for a minute. Add 2 cups of water along with salt and keep the flame high and allow the rice to cook. 
  • When the water is completely evaporated, keep the flame low and allow the mint rice to cook for another 15 minutes till the rice is cooked and becomes fluffy. Remove from flame. 
  • The yummy Mint Pulao is now ready to serve with Raitha


Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 4.5g