Mint pulao is an easy to make instant rice dish.This is very simple and flavourful recipe specially for lunch box.

Make a smooth paste of pudina leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger, coconut

Keep ready Bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon

Heat ghee…Fry Masala

Fry Onion

Fry garlic ginger paste

Add pudina paste

Fry for 10 minutes

Add water and boil

Add soaked rice. Cook covered for 10 minutes. Pudina pulao ready.



Pudina Pulao

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Yields: 4 persons


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 4 teaspoon
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Cloves - 5 , cinnamon-2 , cardamom -3, Bay leaf-2
  • Onion ( chopped ) - 1 medium sized
  • Pudina leaves - 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies - 3
  • Garlic giner paste- 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut - 1/4 cup


  1. Make a paste of pudina , coriander leaves,green chillies and Coconut
  2. In a pan, heat oil and ghee
  3. Fry cloves, cinnamon , Cardamom and bayleaf
  4. Now add chopped onions, salt and fry.
  5. Add garlic ginger paste and fry well
  6. Cook covered for 10 minutes. Pudina pulao is ready
  7. Serve it with raita and papad.
  8. Variation : 1. Can add boiled potato pieces and green peas in the step before adding the rice to be cooked.
  9. Variation : 2. We can use already cooked rice and just add to the cooked pudina mixture.
  10. Variation : 3. We can use cooked millets instead of basmati rice


1) All ingredients used are fresh and healthy. 2) Mint has natural oils that helps in digestion, cleansing, the digestive tract, healing stomach cramps and irritation. 3) Mint heals mouth ulcers and skin acne problems. 4) Mint clears toxins from the blood. 5) Mint helps whiten our teeth, fight plaque and tartar and keep our breath fresh. 6) Mint relaxes the muscle tissues and relieves congestion and therefore is extremely beneficial for those suffering from respiratory conditions such as asthma. 7) Mint Helps reduce nausea for pregnant women 8) Mints helps to cool the body especially during summer. 9) Basmati rice is a rich source of Iron and vitamins like niacin and thiamine. 10) Coriander leaves is a wonderful source of dietary fibre, manganese,iron, rich in vitamin C and K. 11) Coconut helps immune system as anti viral,anti- bacterial,anti- fungal, anti- parasite. It increases good cholesterol, promotes weight loss, protects against kidney disease and bladder infection.

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