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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Quick Mint Rice

This rice will turned out to be really really awesome.This aromatic rice can be prepared quickly well within 15 mins and relished at every home.This mint rice can be packed for Lunch too(avoid grated coconut).Try this appetizing combination of Mint Rice and potato (mushroom )fry or masala  with freshly made raita or potato chips.Enjoy ur Meal!.Bon Appetit!.

Quick Mint Rice - Easy as well as tasty Rice

    250 gms Basmati Rice (Soaked and cooked well for 7-8 mins with needed water( 1 x 1 1/2  cups) and 1/4 tsp salt - to taste)
    1 bunch mint leaves - cleaned and chopped
    1 sliced onion
    1" gingerpiece
    1 garlic clove
    3 green chillies
    1/2 tsp fennel seeds
    1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    salt to taste
    2 tsp spring onions, chopped
    2 tbsp grated coconut(optional)
    1 tsp lemon juice
    10 cashewnuts

for tempering:
    2 tsp Refined oil + 1/2 tsp ghee
    1/2 cinnamon stick
    2 green cardamoms
    2 cloves

    1.Roast 10 no.s of cashews(cut into pieces) first in the ghee before starting the dish and keep it aside. Saute the mint leaves in 1 tsp oil for a min.Allow it to cool.
    2.Grind together the sauteed mint leaves,ginger- 1 inch size,garlic clove- 1 no and green chillies - 3 to a smooth paste.
    3.Crush fennel seeds,cumin seeds,cinnamon stick,green cardamoms and cloves in to a coarse powder
    4.Heat oil and ghee in a pan and saute sliced onion and cinnamon-cardamom powder for 20 secs and add the chopped spring onions and saute for 30 secs.
    5.Add the ginger-mint  paste and saute for 2 mins only.
    6.Add the cooked basmati rice and grated coconut(optional).Sprinkle lemon juice on top and add roasted cashews to the rice with 2 tsp chopped mint leaves on top.mix this well for a min or two.Then turn off the flame.
    7.Serve the mint rice hot with potato (mushroom ) fry or masala and raita of your choice.

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