Pudina rice/pulao

Main Dish
2 servings
20 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Rice 2 cup

Pudina 1 large bunch

Ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon

Onions 1 large

Tomatoes 1 large

Cinnamon 1 inch piece

Cardamom 2

Cloves 3

Star anise 1

Bay leaf 1

Cashews 1 teaspoon

Oil 2 teaspoons

Ghee 1 teaspoon

Green chilies 1

Jeera 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Sugar 1 teaspoon


  • Cook the rice and set it aside to cool.
  • Wash the pudina leaves and finely chop them. You can also grind them to a fine paste.
  • Fry the cashews and remove them into a separate bowl.
  • In the same oil add the jeera and whole garam masala. When the whole garam masala turns to release the fine aroma add the finely chopped onions and ginger garlic paste.
  • Fry till the onions turn golden brown. Now add the finely chopped tomatoes and the chilies.
  • Fry till the tomatoes become soft and mushy. Now add the chopped pudina or the pudina paste and some sugar.
  • Add enough salt for the whole preparation. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. When the water evaporates and the mixture becomes thick add the cooked rice.
  • Mix well and finally add the fried cashews. Serve hot with any raita or plain curd.



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