Mint Cilantro Rice / Pudina and Coriander Leaf Rice Recipe

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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

Ingredients
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

Method

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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