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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mint Peas Pulao Recipe

My today's recipe is Mint Peas Pulao.  I had lot of mint leaves and I wanted to use them up. So I was looking for a easy and flavorful rice made with mint. I remember seeing Mint Peas Pulao at Nalini's space. I tried this for lunch and it came out wonderful. We all loved it. Here is the recipe.

Recipe Source: Nalini's Kitchen

What are the ingredients needed?

To grind to paste
Mint leaves, (cleaned and chopped), 1 1/2 cup
Coconut(grated), 3 Tablespoons
Green Chillies, 3 nos.

Other ingredients
Basmati Rice, 2 cups
Oil, 2-3 teaspoons
Fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Bay leaves, 1 no.
Cloves, 4 nos.
Cinnamon, 1" small piece
Star Anise, 1 no 
Onions, 1 large
Ginger garlic paste, 1 teaspoon
Green Peas, 1 cup
Garam masala, 1 teaspoon
Cashew, 7-8 nos.
Ghee, 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

How it is made?
  1. Wash and soak basmati rice for 20 minutes.
  2. Grind the mint leaves, green chillies and coconut into a fine paste and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a cooker pan and add fennel seeds, bay leaves, cloves,cinnamon, star anise and fry for a minute or two.
  4. Then add onions and fry till they turn translucent. Then add ginger garlic paste and the ground paste and also garam masala and fry till the raw smell goes.
  5. Then add the green peas, soaked rice and add 3.5 cups of water , then add the salt to taste and pressure cook it.
  6. Fry cashews in ghee and keep them ready.
  7. Once the pressure is released add the fried cashews along with ghee and gently mix it.
  8. Serve it warm along with raitha.

  • I used frozen green peas. In case if you have dried green peas, soak them atleast 4 hours ahead before cooking.
  • Once it is cooked, you can add some lemon juice gently mix and serve.


  1. Nice combo with beautiful green color.

  2. delicious pulao and nice combo.

  3. I love peas pulao but never addded mint.Have to try it.Delicious recipe :)

  4. Perfect bowl of rice for lunch divya...

  5. Mint rice looks so inviting and i love the addition of peas.

  6. Lovely pictures Divya! Love the colour too. :)

  7. Nice combo of peas and mint.It is a superb click.fantastically presented.

  8. pulav looks great.. perfect combo!

  9. I luv greenies a lot... dish is very nutritious combo indeed

  10. serve me this flavourful pulav with some chicken fry, i can eat it everyday..Love this kind of one pot meal.

  11. Perfect. I think I have all the ingredients for this one. Will try.

  12. Great clicks.. And a very healthy recipe too :)

  13. This is one of my favorites...make the same way...Looks wonderful

  14. I love this hearty and delicious pulao! All of my fav ingredients in one pot :)

  15. Yummy pulao..nice clicks..

  16. healthy pulav n crystal clear clicks dear...

  17. lovely clicks, lovely pulao...

  18. Simple and full of flavour!

  19. Very refreshing flavor, love that lovely green color..

  20. Yummy healthy pulao..delicious!!

  21. I see that you have added coconut to the masala. Looks perfect for spring.

  22. Very interesting combination.. love it :)

  23. delicious pulao..a different colour...


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