Monday, March 27, 2006

Mint Pilaf

Mint Pilaf
Basmati rice - 2 cups
Green chillies - 3
Pudina - 2 bunches
Ginger - 1" piece
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Bay leaf-1
Cinnamon stick-1/2inch
Cloves- 5 nos
Garlic - 3pods
Ginger- 1 inch piece
Cardamon- 2 nos crushed
Bay leaves- 2 nos crushed
Peanuts - 10-15
Ghee - 2 tbsps
Wash the Rice and cook seperately.
Grind pudina,green chillies,salt to paste.In a pan, heat the ghee and fry the peanuts & keep aside.Fry onions and greenchillies until it changes to goldenbbrown color.In the same ghee, add the jeera, after it splutters,add the grinded pudina paste,turmeric,bay leaf,cloves pwd,crushed cardamon,ginger-garlic paste add salt and redchilli pwd if neccessary.Fry until raws smell goes
Now add rice and mix well.Garnish with peanuts and pudina leaves and serve with any raita.


Saffron said...

mmmmm! looks good and I bet it is healthy too.


Priya said...

looks yummy.. love it

Tanuja said...

wow nice persentation with good healthy dish as well:)

Lakshmi said...

iddi chala bavundi....e sari chestanu..illa vidiga kalapaledu ledu nenu...chala baga arrange chesaru miru.

Vineela said...

Hi Saffronhut,tanuja,
thanks for ur comments.
Ya its good for health.
thank u priya and lakshmi chesi choodandi baga vuntundi and happy

Ruth said...

THe dish looks wonderful. Since I'm on an Indian food kick, I'd love to make it.

There are a couple of ingredients I don't know - what exactly is pudina and jeera?

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