Mint is one wonderful leaf which can be used in all dishes,whether it be a sweet,drink
cake, biriyani,salad ,curries or even icing.The aroma and the taste it creates, is unique.
The health benefits ,and the use of it in cosmetics is amazing.Today i would like to share
this easy and tasty mint rice.You could make a variation with fried potatoes,paneer or any
meat,or seafood,but mint rice made vegan is no less than a non vegan dish.So for the recipe.
2 cups seeraga samba rice (suduru samba)/basmati
1 cup mint leaves stalks removed
3 green chillies
1 inch piece ginger
7-8 pips of garlic
1 tsp cummin seed powder
2 black cardamon
small piece of black salt (optional)
2-3 tblsp.lime juice
2-3 onions chopped
1 tsp garam masala powder
whole garam masala (2 cardamons.1 inch piece cinammon,4-5 cloves)
1 tsp fennel seeds
2 star anise
salt to taste
1/4 cup coconut milk /cream
Wash and soak the rice for 10-15 minutes.Heat oil in the vessel you are going to cook the
rice.Add the whole spices,fennel seeds,star anise,black cardamon,saute for a minute,and
add the onions and cook till brown.
Grind the bold listed and keep ready ahead.
When the onions turn brown ,add the ground mix ,and the rest of the spices .Next add the
soaked rice ,and cook for 5 minutes.Add hot water just one inch above the rice level .Cook
on a low flame till rice is done.Serve with cucumber raita,and any other curries you like.
Tip: Cashewnuts fried in ghee could be added while serving.