Pudina-Methi Pulao

This is my entry to the Monthly Mingle #33- "Ravishing Rice" guest hosted by Nags of Edible Garden, a brainchild of lovely Meeta of What's for lunch honey :)

I am a new blogger and this is my first entry into an event!I hope all you guys will like it.

I have always made this dish for a potluck or just for some comfort food on a weekend.Mint as an ingredient, either be it in a savory dish or in chocolate,always fascinated me.It brings out a fresh and a crisp flavor into any dish!In addition to Pudina(Mint), I add Methi leaves and Kasoori Methi to this tasty and a hearty rice dish.

2 cups Basmati Rice, soaked for half hour
2 Medium Potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 Medium Onion , thinly sliced
1/2 cup Methi leaves , washed and chopped
1/2 cup Pudina/Mint leaves, washed and chopped
2 tsp Jeera and Dhania Powder
1 tsp Turmeric
2 bay leaves
1 tsp Ground Cloves
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 green cillies, chopped thin
Lime wedges and Coriander to garnish
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan.Add Jeera,chilli.Sautee Onions till they turn soft and brown.Add Potates and fry for a couple of minutes.Now, add Cumin powder, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon, salt and Kasoori Methi.Let 'em cook for a while, for about 5 mts or so.Then, add the Methi and pudina leaves and cook till soft.Mix this curry like mixture with the soaked rice. Use 1:1.75 ratio water,since the potatoes have to get soft.Cook the contents on low-medium heat for 5-7 mts or until cooked.Garnish with Coriander and a Lime wedge....Yumm...Yumm or what?

Serve hot with Raita or any curry.
Enjoy and have fun


Nags said...

Thanks a ton for the entry and welcome to the world of food blogging :)

Siri said...

the rice looks so yummy Shri. :))


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