Mint Pulao

If there is one thing I love to expand my recipe collection in, its flavoured rice. They go great with lots of curries, and are perfect to take to a potluck meal. I made this rice dish not so long ago to serve along with a meat dish. It had lots of flavour and the smell of the mint was just beautiful. It’s not a spicy rice dish, but you can always add some green chilies to kick up the spice level and balance it with a cooling raita.

If there is one thing I love to expand my recipe collection in, its flavoured rice. They go great with lots of curries, and are perfect to take to a potluck meal. I made this rice dish not so long ago to serve along with a meat dish. It had lots of flavour and the smell of the mint was just beautifu

Summary

    Ingredients

    3 cups cooked rice
    1 tsp garlic paste
    1 tsp ginger paste
    1/2 cup mint leaves
    1/2 medium size onions sliced for garnish
    1 whole onion sliced
    1 bay leaf
    1/2 inch cinnamon stick
    1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    to taste Salt
    1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
    handful Cashews

    Steps

    1. Cook the rice and set aside.
    2. First up, make the mint sauce. In a blender I made a paste out of the mint leaves, ginger and garlic pastes. Add a little water to help make it smooth.
    3. In a nonstick pan, I heated some ghee, and roasted the cashews. Once it was roasted, I removed it and drained it on a kitchen paper towel.
    4. Next add the sliced onions, and fry it until its crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside.
    5. Add a little bit more ghee if needed. Add the cumin seeds, bay leaf and cinnamon stick to the pot.
    6. Give it a couple of minutes and add the whole onion that you sliced. Once the onions start to soften, add the mint paste.
    7. Season with salt and let it cook for another couple of minutes.
    8. Slowly add the cooked rice to this pot and gently fluff it so that the mint sauce evenly covers the rice.
    9. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with the roasted cashews and onions.
    10. This goes great along with a veg or non-veg curry and raita.

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