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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pudina Pulao ( Pulav) / Mint Rice

I know, I know..... Pudina pulao is a very common and simple dish and almost everybody knows how to make it. But this time, my pulao turned out so good that I was tempted to post it :). I picked the basic recipe from Mrs. Chandri Bhat's collection on Bawarchi and made a few modifications according to my taste. So, here goes the recipe... Enjoi!


1 cup Pudina / Mint leaves
2 cups Basmati/ Long grain Rice
1 Onion, medium sized
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
2" Cinnamon stick
4-5 Cloves
1/2 Green chilli
1 Dry red chilli, low spiced
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 tsp Lemon juice
2 tbsp Ghee/Butter
1/2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste (optional)
Salt as per taste


  1. Wash and soak rice in water for about 30 mins; Cook rice such that each grain is separate and keep aside.
  2. Dry roast the red chilli and black pepper; Grind it with the mint leaves and green chilli in a blender. DO NOT add water while grinding.
  3. Heat ghee or butter in a wok and add mustard seeds. Add Jeera, cinnamon and cloves after the mustard seeds splutter.
  4. Chop onions into thin strips and add to the tempering. Add the ginger-garlic paste to this. Add the pudina masala when the onions are almost done. Saute until the onions change color and are completely cooked.
  5. Add salt, rice, lemon juice and mix well. Remove from stove and serve hot!


FH said...

Ramya,Pudina pulao looks beautiful! I don't think everybody knows this,so it's not common dish.
I love the photo,came out very well.I have one recipe too,I will post sometime.My JFI Eggplants are out!;D

Richa said...

pulao looks yum! has great aroma :) i make it when i get plenty of mint from the garden, btw when do you add the mint paste?

Roopa said...

pulao looks delicious, i love pudina pulao i have one at mine too. yours looks more masala nice photo.

archana said...

The pulav looks nice. I had heard about it but did not have the recipe. Thanx for sharing this lovely recipe :)

Sig said...

Hey Ramya... it looks fab! It sounds simple, but no I didn't know the recipe... :) so thanks for sharing.

Sia said...

oh yes...my fav green/pudina pulao:) n dont worry abt blogging some recipes which others have already done:) i blog recipes coz i tend to forget the ingredients very soon;)

Gini said...

I didn't know how to make it. So there, it was helpful to me. I am sure there are others.

Cynthia said...

It may be common and simple but it is a winning dish all the time, everytime.

Jyothi said...

Hi Ramya, yours pudina pulao looks delicious and yummy. Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing your version.

BTW thanks for dropping at my blog. Keep on visiting.


DEEPA said...

Ramya ..This is so very yummy ...Your kitchen would have smelled great

Bong Mom said...

hey its not that common. I have had it, but not made it at home. Looks fabulous

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx Asha! :). I saw your Vaangibhaat recipe coupla days back. You have more eggplant recipes? Will check them out!!

Oooops!! I had forgotten to mention that, thanx Richa.... Conrrected my post! Yeah, I love the aroma too... :)

Went and looked at your version after you told me..... Yeah, yours would taste a little different i guess with the coconut and tomatoes and all that. Will try yours next time! :)

Thanx Archana..... Do try it out sometime. I'm sure you'll love it.

Arts said...

Looks lovely.. use pudina only for chutneys.. my husband loves variations in rice.. will try ur pudina rice soon.. thx for sharing!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx Sig.. Glad you liked it!

You are so right Sia... even i tend to forget the ingredients very soon. This is the best way to save the recipes :)

Thanx Gini....Glad you liked it

Very true!! Glad you liked it :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx Jyothi.. Glad you liked it!

oh yeah.... My kitchen did smell good!!! :)

Thanx Sandeepa. Glad you liked it :)

Sure... try it out, you'll love it! :)

Anonymous said...

Ramya, Pulav looks yummy.. methi pulav can also be prepared in the same way..I add tomato too after onions are done..
nice pic too..

sra said...

That looks really appetising!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ramya,
Pulav bahala ruchiyagittu...
I prepared it for the first time..
thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the recipe! am going to try it tonight.

Deepa said...

Hi Ramya,
I tried your mint pulao recipe. It turned out delicious.Thanxs for the recipe.