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Jul 8, 2008

Mint Pulao

We made this pulao for dinner one day. My sister has lots of mint plants in her backyard. When I saw this aromatic fresh mint, the first thing that came into my mind was the “Herb Mania” event being hosted by dear Dee. This is a simple yet delicious pulao (of course most of my recipes involve less work, don’t you think? He he!), that satisfies our palate.


  • 3 cups fresh Mint
  • 1 cup Mixed Vegetables (Frozen)
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 3 or 4 Green Chilies
  • 4 cups Basmati Rice
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3 or 4 Cloves
  • 2 medium Tomatoes
  • 2 flakes of Garlic
  • 1 Potato
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt as required


Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes. Keep aside.

Chop onion + green chilies + tomatoes + garlic into tiny pieces. Peel and cut potato into cubes.

Pour the oil in a pan and add cumin +garlic + cardamom + cloves and fry well. Add the chopped veggies along with mint leaves and stir well. Cover and leave the pan on a medium flame for some time.

Later remove the cover, stir well and finally add the soaked rice and stir well. Leave this on the low flame for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Then transfer the contents into a rice cooker, add 4 cups of water and salt to taste and let it cook.

Enjoy the mint pulao with raita and chips (optional).

This is my contribution for the event, “Herb Mania” being hosted by dear Dee of Ammalu’s Kitchen.

On a different note:

Dear friends Suma, Sireesha, Sowmya and Ranji have made me so happy by passing the beautiful friendship award. Thank you so much dear friends!

I am passing this award to Kamala, Priyanka, Laavanya, Karuna, Bhags, Andhra Flavors, RamyaBala, Easy Crafts, Jayashree, Madhavi, Sujatha and to all of you dear friends!

Congrats to you all!

Dear Hetal has passed the “Yum Yum Blog” award. Thanks for the nice gesture Hetal!

Dear Trupti has passed the “Giant Bear Hug”. Thank you for the award Trupti!


Laavanya said... [Reply]

I have a friend in NJ whose backyard has a LOT of mint too.. usually ge some during our trip there... That pulao looks fabulous Uma. Congrats on all your awards and thank you so much for the friendship award :) Very happy to receive it.

EC said... [Reply]

Lovely Mint Pulao...I too made it some time back for the Mixed rice event...Congrats on the awards and thanks for considering me your friend

FH said... [Reply]

Beautiful mint rice, great entry! Wish I had time to to be creative with mint this month for her. Good job Uma!:)
Enjoy the awards, hugs!

Sujatha said... [Reply]

That looks awesome,Uma! I can imagine the briyani flavor already with mint! :) Growing mint in backyard is a good idea! I do have tomatoes and Peppers, but not mint.. Should starting thinking about it..

Thanks so much dear Uma, for passing me this beautiful award.. I really appreciate for thinking about me for this award!

bha said... [Reply]

lovely mint pulav.....have never tasted it though. So u had a great time at ur sister's

Congrats on ur awards, thanks for thinking about me:)

Cham said... [Reply]

He he, i am having a mint pulao too for the event but different .... May be i got try something else.... Hope you are enjoying ur holiday! Congrats on ur awrds...

Sagari said... [Reply]

pulao looks deleciouss uma

notyet100 said... [Reply]

thnks lotz,..pulao looks delicious

Shreya said... [Reply]

Hi Uma, Pulao looks so yummy. I love mint, and I am sure mint pulao is a wonderful entry for the event. Congrats on the awards:-)

Jaya M said... [Reply]

Wow! Mint Pulao looks delicious , its being ages that I have Made anything with Mint , this looks really tempting ...Often less complicated and simple recipes tastes more tasty than...
Thanks for thinking about me ..
hugs and smiles

Unknown said... [Reply]

Dear uma!!!!
wow.. looks yummy and delicious...fantastic entry.... great click....

Beyond Curries said... [Reply]

Even I prepare mint pulav, but in a different method. Grining mint, coriander, ginger, garlic, green chillies. That tastes good too. Next time I'll try out your method Uma.

Hope you are having in your sister's place! We are going to the Hersehys on Saturday.

karuna said... [Reply]

congrats on all ure awards. thnx a lot for the nice gesture.

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Lovely mint pulao, mouth-watering!!!!

Congratulations on ur well deserve awards, thank you so much for thinkin' of me dear friend :)))

Dee said... [Reply]

Uma, chala thanks participate chesinanduku... mint pulao chala bavundi... I love the flavour of mint. Have a great time with your sister!!!

Trupti said... [Reply]

Hey Uma, Mint pulav looks very delicious. I am not fan of mint but I will try this pulav.

My Summer is going on well. I am going India in Aug. so just counting days.

Andhra Flavors said... [Reply]

mi mint pulav baavundi. chala perfect gaa cheseru. naa mint pulav kante chudataniki mide baavundi.
nenu kudaa same friendship award miku pass cheyalani matter prepare chesivunchanu. but nenu delay chesenu :(. anyway nannu mi friend anukoni naku pass chesinaduku thankYou so much.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Mint pulao looks delicious uma..

Ramya's Mane Adige said... [Reply]

Congratulations on your awards, Uma!!! mint pulav looks yummy!

SMN said... [Reply]

Congradualation on your awards Uma.. Great going girl and nice looking mint pulav great entry for the event

Meera said... [Reply]

Your mint pullao looks very good. Congrats on your awards.

ST said... [Reply]

Mint pulav looks delicious and mouthwatering.......Congrats on ur awards.....

kamala said... [Reply]

looks mouthwatering Uma...I could smell the flavor of mint. Congrats on ur awards and thanks for passing to me

Swati said... [Reply]

The mint rice looks so flavourful.. can sense the aroma! Congrats on all your pretty awards!!

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]


mint pulao looks simple and yummy, will be trying it this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

@the_whisk_affair said... [Reply]

hey uma, the pulao looks yummy! right now its lunch time and i wasnt feeling like having anything...eventhough i am not a mint lover, ur pulao is making me hungry! :-)if only someone would make me some!

sra said... [Reply]

The last pic of the mint leaves is very nice. It's a pity these herbs turn dark when you cook them, they lose their looks.
My neighbour once gave me mint chutney. It was very tasty - till I found out where she got her mint from. She had planted a few bushes lining the gutter that ran by her house and got her supply from there!

Bhawana said... [Reply]

Hi Uma, mint pulao looks yummmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyy, I am also preparing mint pulao for the event.

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

Uma mint rice looks wonderful..mouthwatering :)

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

hi uma..no doubt ur njoying ur sis place....ur mint pulao is colourful and delicious....ur correct nice combo with potato chips...

Unknown said... [Reply]

Love the minty flavor in the rice..Nice entry Uma

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

lovely mint pulao .. Pic looks soo colorful

Unknown said... [Reply]

Fabulous entry Uma. Prepared it,very good taste.

srividhya Ravikumar said... [Reply]

wow.. really looks yummy

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