Mar 31, 2012

புதினா சாதம் / Pudhina Sadam / Pudhina Pulav / Mint Rice / How to make Mint Rice Mix – Leftover Rice Recipes / Lunch Box Ideas

Mint is my favorite flavouring to food..They somehow make food so fresh and flavourful.Talking about flavours, these rice is packed with lots of flavours and this is one of my favorite. I made a mint masala paste and mixed it with rice. The tempering which goes in this paste makes the difference..They make this rice unique and flavourful..

I hope you will like this recipe and let me know what you think..

Rice – 3 cups Cooked and Cooled

For Grinding:
Mint Leaves / Pudhina – 2 cup tightly packed
Coconut – ½ cup
Garlic – 5 cloves
Green Chilli – 3
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1 tsp

For Tempering:
Ghee – 3 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu – 1 tblspn
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu – 1 tblspn
Cashew – 10 piece
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 small stick
Cardamom / Yelakai – 4
Bay Leaf / Brinji ilai – 1


Grind all the ingrediants given in the list to a fine paste. Set this aside.

Heat ghee in a pan. Add all the ingrediants given in the list in the given order and sauté for a min till they turn golden.

Add the ground masala and mix well. Cook till oil separates. It will take around 10 mins. Add sugar and mix well. Mint Rice Paste is done.

Add in cooked rice and mix well. Saute for 2 mins.

Serve immediately.

Take all your ingrediants
You will need a bunch of washed fresh mint leaves
rice is cooked and cooled completely
take the grinding ingrediants in a blender
and make into a puree
Temper the ingrediants given in the list in some ghee
till they turn golden
add the pureed masala
cook till they leave the sides of the pan
add a tsp of sugar..This is optional
and mix well..Mint thokku done
add rice
and toss well


  1. Delicious n flavorful rice, sounds so yummy.

  2. Did you get the award I left for you on my space? It's in a post dated 29.3.12 :)

  3. Thank you for this easy & delicious rice recipe.I have been searching for some variety rice recipes.

  4. wow- love this already! Like the leftover rice recipes coz they make great work-lunch the next day. Like how you label your pics and show the amount of each. Have a great weekend! :)

  5. lovely combination looks wonderful

  6. Delicious and flavorful rice..

  7. First time on your blog! glad to find some lovely recipes! glad to follow you :). Do visit my new blog when u have time :)

  8. I want to make this! What curry do you think would go best with this rice?

  9. @morri
    You dont need any curry, have this with papad and potato fry, you are in business

  10. Thanks for answering! I made this today. I love mint, I use it in chutneys and biryanis a lot, but I think I've never made mint rice before. So fresh and yummy!

  11. Tried it today. All loved it at home. Tnx Aarthi

  12. Tried it today. All loved it at home. Tnx Aarthi


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