Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pudhina Rice

Diwali is over and we all would have consumed lots of Diwali sweets and savouries.So here comes a timing recipe,'Pudhina(Mint) Rice'.
Mint leaves are said to have medicinal properties.It is very good for digestion.So today we made Pudhina rice for lunch.This is simple,flavourful and also healthy.
Many people suggested me to post recipes with a theme.Some particularly asked for health conscious recipes.So I will be posting recipes that are for dieters and health conscious people for this week.Here starts my 'Health Series' with my first entry ,Pudhina Rice..

You will need:

2 cups boiled rice
1 bunch of Mint leaves
1 medium onion chopped finely
1/4 cup grated coconut
3 green chillies
3 tbsp of thick tamarind juice
1 tsp Sugar
Salt as per taste
For tempering:
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp channa dal
2 sprigs of curry leaves

Note: The boiled rice should not be mushy.Boil the rice and transfer in a plate and allow it to cool completely.Drizzle few drops of oil and mix well.This will keep the rice from sticking to one another.

Separate the mint leaves from the stem and wash them thoroughly.Heat 1 tsp oil and fry the mint leaves and green chillies for a couple of mins.

Grind together coconut,chillies and mint leaves with the tamarind juice to a smooth paste.

Heat 1 tsp oil in the same pan and add the tempering.Once the mustard sputter,add the onions and saute for a couple of mins.Add salt and sugar.

Add the coconut/mint leaves paste and fry for few mins.One can check for salt at this stage.
Turn off the heat.

Add the rice to the paste and gently mix well.

We had with roasted papads and Vazhakai Poriyal(Plantain fry).It was perfect and filling.What else can I say?Just try it..


  1. Thanks.
    After Completing this health series,
    please post some recepies which can be cooked in a short span of time.
    Will be useful for guys like me who never have time to spend in the kitchen !

  2. Hi vignesh,
    I will be definitely posting some quikie recipes.
    Thanks for suggesting (:

  3. Hi Madhu,

    U r doing a fantastic job... keep on rocking... This blog will definitely useful for us after some time (after our marriage):)