Pudina Pulao | How to make Easy Mint Rice

Pudina Pulao

Pudina Pulao is one of that easiest pulaos you can make for your Kids lunch box as this is cooked in a pressure cooker and gets done very quickly. I have used a ground paste for this pulao. If you have time in the morning to grind you can, else this can be done ahead the previous night itself.

I normally soak the rice and grind the masala for saving time on the cooking. I add some directly to the rice apart from grinding it. Sometimes I feel so stressed to remove it all before packing. Kids are so fussy about the parsing they have to do. If I leave it to them, more than half the rice will be parsed along with the leaves. So I always make sure I do that.

This Pudina Pulao is similar to the Colour rice we make.

Another combination I carry for my lunch box is this combination of colour rice with Brinjal curry

Sending this to my Kid’s Delight event, guest hosted by Priya Srinivasan, themed on Kids Lunch Box Recipes.

This is the final lunch box dish that I wanted to share, hoping to come with some more ideas than just rice next time.

Pudina Pulao
Pudina Pulao

Ingredients Needed:

For the Rice
1 cup Basmati Rice
1/2 cup Onions chopped as juliennes
2 Cloves
1 inch Cinnamon
2 Cardamom
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 cup Mint Leaves
2 tbsp Curds
Salt to taste
2 tsp Butter

For the Ground Paste

1/2 cup Mint Leaves
Coriander Leaves handful
2 to 3 Green Chillies
1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
2 tbsp Coconut
1/2 cup Onions

For the Ground Paste
Take all the ingredients and make a fine paste with enough water. Keep it aside.

For the Pulao

Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins.
Heat a Pressure Cooker with butter, saute all the whole spices for a couple of minutes.
Next, add the onions, and fry well. When it starts to turn colour, add the mint leaves. Saute for a couple of mins.
Now add the ground paste and simmer till it is nicely cooked.
Add drained rice, curds, salt and adjust the seasoning.
Add 2 cups water and let it come to a boil.
Cover with the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
Serve or pack for your kid’s lunch box.

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Pudina Pulao
Pudina Pulao is a delicious mix made with mint leaves and spices. This makes a wonderful lunch box recipe and kids will love to carry this for their meal.
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Cuisine India
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker
Occasion Kids Lunch Box
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Kids Lunch Box
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Rice
For the Ground Paste
Cuisine India
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker
Occasion Kids Lunch Box
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Kids Lunch Box
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Rice
For the Ground Paste
Pudina Pulao
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Instructions
For the Ground Paste
  1. Take all the ingredients and make a fine paste with enough water. Keep it aside.
For the Pulao
  1. Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins.
  2. Heat a Pressure Cooker with butter, saute all the whole spices for a couple of minutes.
  3. Next, add the onions, and fry well. When it starts to turn colour, add the mint leaves. Saute for a couple of mins.
  4. Now add the ground paste and simmer till it is nicely cooked.
  5. Add drained rice, curds, salt and adjust the seasoning.
  6. Add 2 cups water and let it come to a boil.
  7. Cover with the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  8. Serve or pack for your kid's lunch box.
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