Pudina Pulav / Mint Rice

Mint – 1 Bunch (~20 leaves)
Basmati Rice – 2 Cups
Green Chillies – 2
Cardamom – 2
Cloves – 2
Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
Bay leaf – 1
Fried Cashews (optional)
Red Onion – 1 sliced
Peas & Carrots – 1 Cup
Coconut – frozen or fresh or dried – 1/4 cup
Coconut Milk – 1 cups
Water – 3 Cups
Oil – 4 Tbsp
Salt – As required


  1. Grind mint, chillies, coconut and make into paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
  3. Saute onions in that till they turn transparent.
  4. Add the mint paste, peas & carrots and fry till all the ingredients mix well. Add rice & saute for few more minutes.
  5. Now pour coconut milk & water into the pan and bring it to boil.
  6. Add salt and cook in Rice Cooker.
  7. When rice is done, just stir it once with fork and add fried cashews and close it with lid for about 2 mins.

Delicious Mint rice is ready..! U can serve with Raitha, plain boiled eggs or Andhra Egg curry.


Shella says:

The rice looks so delish with its lovely colour.

This looks really good. Nice presentation.

I’ve added you to my blog links! Will be coming back….


Prashanti says:

Hey.. We are from andhra region too. I find nice andhra recipes in your andhrachef.com. I save your recipes locally for making them later, Hope you dont mind.

Aisha says:

Hi Rekha,

I think I saw your website posted on one of the comments at somebody’s food blog. Maybe you posted it when you left the comment, I don’t remember exactly where I saw it. I just clicked and came here.

Take care,

Rekha says:

Thanks Sharmi, for droping by and leaving me a comment! Hey u r telugu naah… then lets talk in Telugu… oops, telugu lo maatlaadadam :)

meeru India lo ekkada nunchi vaccharu?

Sharmi says:

hey Rekha, you have a very beautiful blog with awesome recipes. I was a little confused on where and which recipe to comment on as all the recipes were so nice and great looking. anni recipes chala baga unnai!!

Rekha says:

Hi Aisha,

Thanks for ur compliments.

Btw, How did u find my blog??.. Jus curious to know ;)

Keep visiting for more recipes…


Aisha says:

Hi Rekha,

Mint Rice looks sooo delicious! You have a wonderful blog and pics. are top quality.

Keep it up!