Mint is a good source of Vitamin A. Mint supports the immune system, helps digestion. Mint can be used as an herb in smoothies, salads and chutneys. Mint Rice is a flavorful version of rice.
Cinnamon (Dalchini / Pattai) – ½ inch
Mace (Javitri / Jadhi Pattai) – 1 strand
Stone flower (Dagad Phool / Talpassi) – 1 piece
Cloves (Lavang) – 4
Peppercorns – 6
Elaichi – 2
Mint (Pudina) – ½ cup
Cilantro (Dhania) – 2 tbsp
Coconut – 2 tbsp
Lemon Juice – ¼ tsp
Pudina (Mint) – ¼ cup
Green Chilli – 2
Ginger – 1 inch
Lemon Juice – ¼ tsp
Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Clarified Butter or Oil – 2 tbsp
Cumin (Jeera) Seed – 1 tsp
Cashew – 12
Bay Leaf – 2
Onion Big – 1 sliced
Tomato Big – 1 sliced
Potato – 1
Cauliflower – 150 Gms
Fresh Green Peas – ½ cup
Turmeric (Haldi) Powder – ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
Wash and rinse the rice thrice. Soak it in 3 cups of water for 30 minutes. Drain the water and keep aside.
Peel the Potato, wash it and cut into cubes. Cut the Cauliflower into small florets.
Powder all the items under “To Powder” column.
Grind all the ingredients under “For Chutney” column into a fine paste with little water.
Crush all the ingredients under “To Crush” column together into a coarse paste.
Roast the Cashews, remove and keep aside.
Heat Clarified Butter (or Oil), add Bay Leaves, Cumin Seeds (Jeera). Add the crushed Masala. Sauté for 30 seconds.
Add the crushed Pudina and Green Chili mixture, Sauté for a minute.
Add the Onion and cook till it becomes little more than translucent.
Add the ground paste of Mint, Cilantro, and Coconut Chutney. Cook for a couple of minutes, add Tomato and continue cooking till the tomato becomes soft.
Add Salt, Turmeric Powder and the vegetables. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes in medium flame.
Add the soaked rice and sauté till the rice becomes dry.
Add 2 cups of boiling water.
Add the Cashew Nuts. Mix well.
Pressure cook for 2 whistles and switch off the flame.
Open the lid when the pressure drops completely on its own. Mix gently and transfer to a serving bowl.
Serve Mint Rice with Raita or Gravy or Papad.
Note: Instead of Crushed Garam Masala, readily available Garam Masala can also be used.