MINT-CASHEW RICE


Mint a cooling agent has to be prioritised in our

menu mostly during summer times.

Mint not only plays a role in digestion,it has

numerous health benefits.

Mint can be easily grown at home,and its best

to have these herbs at your reach .

The inflammatory properties in mint is a good

relaxant and also soothes asthmatic patients.

Contributed only minimal pointers on mint.

Now to the recipe

INGREDIENTS

250 gm cooked basmati rice / or any rice

Juice of 1 lemon

Handful of cashewnuts

1/2 tsp garam masala

2 -4 tbsp ghee

Roast in oil and grind to a paste

1 tbsp coriander seeds

4-5 red chillies

1 tbsp gram dal

2 tbsp urad dal

1 tsp cummin seeds

A handful of mint leaves

A small piece of ginger

2-3 cloves garlic

1 tbsp coconut

METHOD

Add the roasted and ground paste,lime juice,

garam masala and mix into the cooked rice .

Heat ghee, and add cashew .

Mix in the rice ,and toss well for 2 minutes.

Remove from fire and serve .

Can be served with raita and your favourite

choices .

Well ,today my accompanied dish was prawn

methi masala ,and carrot-zucchini raita !😀

MINT /PUDINA RICE


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.

INGREDIENTS

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

1/2 tsp.pepper

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

2-3 tblsp.ghee/oil/butter

METHOD

 

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.