Sunday, 26 August 2012

Pudina Choru/ Peppermint Rice

It's lovely Sunday again but Eidulfitri holidays is about to end. Students and working adults will start working tomorrow, for some it's going to be a blissful Monday and for some will be waiting for Friday because it's a public holiday for Malaysians it's our 55th National Day.

Mint is full of medicinal properties, peppermint calms the muscles of the stomach and improves bile flow which helps in fats digestion.  Usually mint is used mainly for chutney, curries, cakes, cookies, beverages, candies and many more. I have used mint to cook my rice dish today, this is a very simple rice recipe.

Let us look at the recipe and see how I made this.


2 cups of rice (soaked and drained)
2 tbsp of ghee
1/2 cup of mint 
1 1/4 cup of water
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
2 cardamom
2 cloves
1 star anise
Salt to taste

Blend mint with 1/4 cup of water and keep aside.

In a cooker, melt ghee and add ginger garlic paste, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves and star anise saute for a minute. Add in rice and fry in the ghee mixture until fragrant, now add the blended mint, water and salt. Cover and cook rice until fluffy and ready to serve.

I'm sending this recipe to  Anu's Healthy Kitchen event co-hosted by Reva Kaarasaaram "SYF&HWS - Cook With SPICES" Series Cinnamon

SYF & HWS - Cinnamon


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Arthy Suman