Pudhina is one of my favourite herbs , first being coriander. I just love coriander in anything and everything. Pudhina is no inferior , I love it for the medicinal values it has. It aids in digestion a lot.
My entry for Herb Mania this month is Pudhina Rice. I did it for lunch last sunday. It was accompanied by Veggie Kurma and Potato chips .
Pudhina - 1 Cup Full ( Cleaned and Washed )
Basmati rice - 2 cups
Green chillies - 2
Ginger and Garlic Paste
Cloves , Cinnamon Stick - 1 0r 2 each
Coriander - 1 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup.
Salt to taste
Soak the Basmati rice in water for 15 mins and set aside. In a blender add Pudhina , Coriander, Coconut , Green Chillies and make a smooth paste. In a wok heat a little oil and add clove along with Cinnamon. Add the Ginger garlic paste along with the pudhina coriander paste in the wok . Add taste with a little salt. When this paste is sauted a bit , add the rice and mix well. Let the mixture stay on for 5mins. Then transfer the contents into a cooker add 2 cups of water and steam it . Once done remove from heat and serve with Raitha, Kurma and Potato Chips. Happy Herbal Eating.