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PUDINA/MINT RICE

Another lunch box recipe from me.This is South Indian style,simple and easy recipe.Mint is a good source of vitamins and iron.I have used coriander leaves too.

Ingredients

For grinding:

  • Mint leaves……. 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves…….1/2 cup
  • Green cillies……..2 or 3
  • Red chillies…….2
  • Garlic pods………4 or 5pods
  • Onions.,… 2 or 3 or shallots few
  • Ginger…….a small piece
  • Coconut scrapings 1 TBS.(optional)

Cooked rice 1 cup

For frying:

  • Ghee or oil…….1 to 2 TBS.
  • Bay leaf……..1
  • Cashews ……..a few
  • Bengal gram dhal…….1 TBS.
  • Mustard seeds …….1/2 TSP
  • Urad dhal………1 tsp

Juice of half lemon.

Method.

  1. In a kadai pour oil for frying.
  2. Now add red chillies,green chillies,garlic and onion fry for rew seconds. If you are adding coconut add now. Then add mint and coriander leaves and fry.
  3. When cool grind it into a fine paste.Keep aside.
  4. Now in a kadai add ghee if for small children or oil.
  5. Put bay leaf and mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal then Bengal gram dhal and then cashews .
  6. Add sliced onions (optional).
  7. Now add the ground paste and fry till the raw smell goes.
  8. Add salt and finally cooked rice.
  9. Mix well.

Serve with onion raitha.

Can add any vegetables like carrots or peas to enhance the nuritive value.