Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pudina Bath | Pudina Rice

Pudina Bath

This is one of my mom's recipe. The story goes like this, we happened to go to a restaurant (Darshani's in Bangalore) for a quick light lunch and there we were introduced to Pudina Bath. My mom tried this out and prepared it in the morning for our school lunch boxes. Getting nostalgic sometimes missing my mom I end up cooking this dish. :)

Its so easy and tastes really good in packed lunch as well. We loved it and she too loved to make it as its healthy and tasty as well.

Rice - 2 cups (Preferably Basmati rice)
Fresh Green Peas - 1 hand ful (I used frozen ones)
Green Chillies - 3 chopped lengthwise.
Onions - 2 chopped lengthwise
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tspn
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tspn
Mint leaves - 1 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup (Finely chopped)
Kasoori methi - 1 hand ful
Coconut milk/Fresh milk - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Whole garam masala - 2 each (Cloves, cardamom, Star aniseed)
Bay leaf - 1
Butter and ghee - 1 tbl spn each
Water : 2 cups
Lemon juice - 2 tbl spn (Optional)

1) Fry basmati rice with little ghee and soak it in 2 cups of water and coconut milk for at least 30 Min. (if you dont have time to do this step. Do not bother) :) (I soaked it in the vessel of electric cooker itself)
2) In a pan, add butter and ghee, once hot, add all the garam masala and the bay leaf, and fennel seeds.
3) Next, add green chillies, onions and saute till they get slightly transparent, and then add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
4) Once done, add the mint leaves, coriander leaves and green peas, saute for another minute and add salt to taste.
5) Now add kasoori methi by crushing them between your palms.
6) Put this mixture into the rice where you soaked in the vessel of electric cooker, and turn it on to cook.
7) Once done, it will automatically drop and its ready to serve.
8) Garnish with fried onions/lemon juice. (Optional)
9) Serve with Raita or any subji.
10) Veg Kadai goes well with this.

Note: If you are using pressure cooker, fry the ingredients directly in pressure cooker and pour the soaked rice. let it cook till done. (Around 2 whistles should be good)

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Reva said...

Pudina bath looks super yum dear..:) My mom used to make this and it so much reminds me of her ..
Thanks for linking it to the event.. otherwise I would have missed your blog..:)

Madhavi Iyer said...

Hey Revathi, Yeah its easy and yummy. Your blog is awesome too.. We will surely keep in touch.

shwetha said...

yummy and healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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Madhavi Iyer said...

Hi Shwetha, thanks for your comment and invite. Surely I will participate.