Pudina Pulao a light and easy dish with extra zing thanks to it’s strong pudina flavour. The pudina gives the pulao a refreshing taste, making it a favourite during summers. It’s easy to prepare and perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Popular in South India, it is a nutritious and satisfying meal which will leave you wanting more.
Add all the ingredients to make Pudina Masala in a blender and blend to make a smooth paste. You can add a little water while making the masala.
Once the masala is ground, keep it aside.
Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Once hot, add cumin seeds, cloves, black peppercorn and cashew nuts. Fry until cashew nuts turns slightly brown.
Add onion and fry for 2-3 minutes until they turn translucent.
Add tomato and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir the masala regularly.
Add the pudina masala and cook for a minute.
Add potato, carrot, beans and peas. Fry on high heat for 2-3 minutes.
Now add rice along with 2 cups of water and salt to taste and mix gently. Take care not to break the rice.
Cover the pan tightly with a lid and cook the rice on low heat until all the water is absorbed and rice is cooked.
Once cooked, serve Pudina Pulao hot with raita.