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Yo! Here is a long awaited recipe from anu, my cousin sil, but more than that one of the most amazing mothers i know and a great writer/blogger! I am kinda biased towards mommy bloggers, follow quite a lot of em cos they are the only kind that can bring out that mixed emotion reaction in me, u know the kind where u go rofl while tears tickle ur eyes, yea u got it, anu is awesome in doing that to u with her words, if u don believe me check it out for urself in here, http://avymom.wordpress.com/ But what i forgot to mention is that she is the dil of my most fav aunt (mami) whose house i almost grew up in and is simply the best cook i ve met until date, hands down! Anu, who loves cooking for more reasons than one (her blog has a lot on cooking for kids) has graciously agreed and sent us the recipe to her yummy mint cilantro rice aka pudina and coriander leaves rice.. and its presented to u rite away from anu’s kitchen…

Mint Cilantro Rice Recipe

Basmati rice – 2 cups (cooked)
Mint – 1 bunch

Cilantro -1/2 bunch
Cloves – 3
Cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch
Ginger – 3/4 inch
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal – 3 tbsp
Toor Dal – 3 tbsp
Green Chillies – 2 nos
Red Chilli – 1 no.
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Oil to saute
Salt to taste


Add oil, splutter mustard seeds, fry the dals and chillies until they turn red.
Add washed cliantro and mint leaves and saute for a quick minute.
Then grind them in a blender, do not use too much water as the leaves give out water too.

In a skillet, add oil, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
Add the ground paste, salt, turmeric and cumin powders.
Let it boil for about 8 minutes and notice the oil separating, let it cook for few more minutes.

Mix in the rice well and serve hot!
Cook the rice with 1:1.5 ratio of water and you may also add a tsp of oil to it, it makes sure the rice particles separate well when you mix in.
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