Easy recipe for Mint Pulav-Pudhina Rice

Pudina Rice Recipe

Pudina Rice Recipe yields very flavorful lunch box recipe perfect for the common cold days. I strongly believe in the concept of  "Food is the medicine and medicine are the food". Traditional Indian cuisines recipes are strictly following this fact.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 685kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar


  • 1 cup Mint Leaves loosely packed
  • 1 cup Rice  
  • 1 small lemon size Tamarind
  • 1 tbsp Fennel seeds
  • 3 tbsp Onion Chopped
  • 4 tbsp Peanuts Optional  - 4 tbsp
  • 1 Green Chili / serrano pepper
  • 1 Red chili
  • 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt or as required


  • Wash and clean the rice. Soak rice for 10 min. Cook the rice till it becomes fluffy and not sticky. Keep it aside.
  • Wash and clean mint leaves. Soak tamarind and extract its pulp.
  • In the mixer grinder, grind mint leaves, tamarind, and chiles.
  • Heat oil in the pan, add fennel seeds, peanuts. Once the peanuts roasted 80%, add chopped onion and continue to saute it.
  • Once the onion becomes soft, add ground mint mixture.
  • In the medium to slow flame, cook it till it reaches the thick consistency.
  • Add Rice and salt. Gently mix this with the wooden ladle, so that the rice should not get loosen their shape.
  • Serve it with curd and with some chips. Can also be packed for lunch. Thus nutrient dish ready for your stomach.


Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1258mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1170IU | Vitamin C: 43.9mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 3.4mg