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Pudina Pulao

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To Blend
1 fistful of mint leaves
1 fistful of coriander leaves
3 garlic cloves
1 in ginger
3 green chilies
1/4 onion
2 tbsp fresh coconut – desiccated
Other Ingredients
1-2 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp black pepper
1 bay leaf
6 cloves
2 star anise
1 inch cinnamon stick
10 cashews - cut in half
1/4 onion - thinly sliced
1 tomato - finely chopped
1/2 potato - cubed
5 beans - chopped
10 cauliflower florets
1/4 cup peas
1 carrot - chopped
1 cup basmati rice – soaked 20 minutes
2 cups water
salt to taste

Nutritional information

155.61 g
33.08 g
35.72 g
281 mg
30 mg

Pudina Pulao

  • Veg
  • 20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy


  • To Blend


If you thought you knew pulao, then this pudina pulao is going to be a pleasant surprise for you. Pudina pulao can also be translated as ‘mint pilaf’, and if you know anything about pilaf, then you know it is one of the most versatile dishes available. This version actually has a bit of a tingly sensation thanks to the mint and various other spices used in its preparation. Give this dish a try and amaze yourself and your dinner guests.

Health Benefits

Pudina or mint, is one of the best ingredients that you can include in your food as far as health benefits are concerned. Regularly ingesting mint has been shown to improve digestion, assist in weight loss, provide relief from nausea, alleviate depression, alleviate fatigue, and even treat headaches. Pudina also helps to treat asthma and memory loss. It can also be used to treat certain skin problems by turning it into a salve or face pack.

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How to make Pudina Pulao

Pudina Masala Paste Recipe

  • Combine pudina and coriander leaves in a small blender.
    1. Add garlic, ginger and green chilli.
    2. Add a few slices of coconuts and onions.
    3. Add water and blend to smooth paste.

Pressure Cooking Pulao Recipe

  • Heat ghee in a cooker.
    1. add cumin seeds and remaining spices.
    2. Sauté them in medium temperature until they turn aromatic.
  • Add cashews and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  • Add sliced onions and sauté some more.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and sauté to the point that they turn mushy.
  • Add vegetables.
  • Add the masala paste and sauté.
  • Add soaked basmati rice.
    1. Sauté the rice without breaking the grains.
    2. Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste.
    3. Mix thoroughly and pressure cook for 2 whistles at a medium temperature.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


The Romans believed that consuming mint increases a person's intelligence.


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