Each and every dish has a unique character, Pudhina pulao is one dish of that sort which has a quality of getting along with all types of side dish either vegetarian or non vegetarian.
Pudhina pulao can be made simply with just rice and spices. Pudhina pulao can be prepared in basmasti rice or jeera samba you can make with it.
The Pudhina pulao is one dish which finds a place in star hotel buffets. It goes well with vegetarian dishes like shahi paneer, kadaipaneer, malay kofta, or non vegetarian dishes like chicken curry, chicken chettinad, etc,.
Now let us see how to make Pudhina pulao
- Pudhina PulaoBasmati rice – 1 cup
- Carrot – 1
- Beans – 10
- Tomato – 1
- Onion – 1
- Ginger – 1 inch piece
- Garlic cloves – 7
- Green chilli – 4
- Pudhina(mint) – 1 cup
- Salt – to taste
- Water – 2 cup
- For seasoning:
- Bay leaf – 1
- Cloves – 2
- Cinnamon – 3 small pieces
- Oil – 2 tblsp
- Ghee – 1 tblsp
Chop carrot, tomato and beans finely. Chop onions lengthwise. Grind pudhina, greenchilli, ginger and garlic (yellow plate). Wash and soak the rice for about 20 minutes.
Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker and add the seasonings. Then add onion, carrot, beans and tomato one by one and saute well. Then add the ground mixture and saute till the raw smell goes. Add soaked rice with water and salt and mix thoroughly and close the cooker and cook for one whistle.
When the steam subsides open the cooker and serve hot with cucumber or onion raitha.
You can add peas, cauliflower, soya chunks also.
Instead of water you can add coconut milk also.