This is a flavourful rice which can be served as a lunch or dinner. The fresh aroma of mint, fills through the whole rice and you can enjoy the taste of it in every bite.
Some days back, when i was not in a mood to cook, i was lazily browsing through some of my friends blog and suddenly my eyes got stuck on this simple and exotic dish from Jeyashri's blog. I had some fresh mint in my fridge and more over, mint is my husband's favourite. So everything was in favour of me. Thought to give it a try at once, as it was very easy to prepare.
You can never go wrong when the ingredients are simple and preparation is not complex. Yes!!! the rice tasted awesome.
What are you guys waiting for... oh the recipe? It's here friends, try it out today!!!
Recipe source: Jeyashriskitchen
1 cup Basmati Rice
2 cups Water
2 Onion (medium, thinly sliced)
2 cups Mint leaves
1/4 cup Coriander leaves
10 Curry leaves
2 Green chilli
1 Green Cardamom
1 Star Anise
1 tbsp Oil
1/2 tbsp Ghee
Salt to taste
- Wash and soak basmati rice for about 25 - 30 minutes
- Grind mint leaves, curry leaves, coriander leaves and green chilli into a fine paste by adding little water. Keep this aside.
- Heat oil and ghee in a big non stick pan. Add green cardamom, cloves and star anise in it. When it changes its colour, add onion. Saute till the onion turns golden brown colour.
- Now add the mint paste into it. Saute till the raw smell of the mint goes off.
- Add the soaked basmati rice. Mix well and fry for a minute.
- Now add 2 cups of water, adjust salt and let it boil.
- Once it starts boiling, cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer till all the water is absorbed by the rice and it is nicely cooked.
- Don't over mix the rice. Gently fluff it up with a fork.
- Keep it covered till you serve.
- Serve it hot with a cup of curd or any raita of your choice.
* I usually take the quantity of the ingredients as per my taste. So you can always adjust the spices as per your taste*
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