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pudina rice recipe
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5 from 3 votes

pudina rice recipe, mint rice

Pudina rice or mint rice is a quick rice recipe made by mixing pudina paste in cooked rice.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Rice
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 1
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Asiya


For cooking rice:

  • 1 cup basmati rice washed well under running water
  • 2 cups water
  • salt to taste

To make pudina paste:

  • 1 bunch of pudina leaves/mint leaves
  • 3 green chillies chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt/as per taste

To make pudina rice:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1 medium size onion finely sliced
  • blended pudina paste
  • 1/4 tsp salt if required
  • 1 cup cooked basmati rice


To cook basmati rice:

  • In a cooking vessel, add 1 cup washed basmati rice, add 2 cups water, salt to taste, cook the rice until it is completely done and place aside for later use.

To make pudina paste:

  • In a blending jar, add fresh mint leaves, green chillies chopped, garlic cloves, salt to taste.
  • Blend all these ingredients into a fine paste.

Making of pudina rice:

  • Take a pan or a wok, into it add oil and heat it.
  • Add cumin seeds, let it pop up.
  • Add dried red chillies and saute for few seconds on low flame.
  • Add sliced onions, cook them until they turn slight golden in color.
  • Add the pudina paste into it, add salt if required, mix and cook on low flame until oil leaves the sides.
  • Add the cooked basmati rice into the pudina gravy and mix everything well.
  • Cook the pudina rice for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  • Pudina rice or mint rice is ready to be served.
  • Serve ith with any chutney or pickle.


1. It can also be made with left over rice.
2. Use normal rice or ordinary rice if basmati rice is not available.
3. Do not use any tomatoes and just keep it as simple as mentioned in the recipe to get the perfect pudina rice flavors.


Calories: 310kcal
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