Mint Rice(pudina rice)


1 cup rice 
2or 3cups Pudina leaves  
3 Green chillies
2 inch piece fresh tamarind 
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 tbs oil
1 tbs mustard seeds
1 tbs halfed white urad dal
salt to taste
pinch of hing


Cook the Rice with 2 cups of water until all the water is absorbed. Allow the cooked rice.Wash the pudina leaves. Using a food processor, gring the pudina leaves along with the green chillies and tamarind into a smooth paste.Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat; add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Stir in the urad dal and roast it until it turns light golden brown. Add the onions and saute until the onions turn brown.Now add the ground pudina mixture and salt. Give it a stir and let it cook for 5 minutes until the mixture turns a little thick. Turn off the heat and finally stir in the cooked rice to this mixture until well combined. Serve hot with raita and Masala papad.


Mint leaves are helps for health a lot.It helps for  Soothing the digestive tract and if you are having stomach ache then it can be of great help.
Mint is an essential ingredient in many Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine and is popularly mixed with natural plain yogurt to make a 'raita' or brewed with tea to make the famous Indian 'Pudina Chai'. In Thai cooking, it is added to soups and to some highly-spiced curries. Mint grown in Asia is much more strongly flavored than most European mints, with a sweet, cool aftertaste.

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