Pudina Pulav/Mint flavored Rice

You can see many types of Pulav these days in all blogs, as Rice Mela hosted Srivalli is in air! I wanted to post this before the date line however the last week of November was really disturbing and could not post anything. I hope Srivalli will accept this for her Rice Mela.

Pudina Pulav

You need the following :
Pudina/Mint Leaves - one small bunch
Coriander Leaves - 4 lines
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1" piece
Marathi Moggu - 4 (click on it to see the pic)
Green Chillies - 5 for 1 paavu (approx 1/4 Kg)

Grated Coconut - 1.5 cup (1cup holds100ml water)
Thick Coconut Milk : 50 ml
Ginger - 1" piece
Garlic - 3 big pods or 6 small pods (small means Indian variety)

Rice - 1 Paavu (approx -1/4 Kilo) (if using basmati, wash and soak for 15 min)
Oil/Butter - 3 tbsp (preferably sunflower/gingely oil)
Curry Leaves - from one line and Mustard 1 tsp

Vegetables :
Carrot, French Beans, Peas, Potato, Onion cut into desired shape

Method :
1. In a pan roast/fry cloves, cinnamon, marathi moggu and green chillies with half a teaspoon of oil.
2. Grind roasted cloves, cinnamon, marathi moggu and green chillies with coriander, Mint, grated coconut ginger and garlic to a smooth paste.
3. Heat cooker pan and add oil. Add a tsp of mustard and when it stops spluttering add curry leaves.
4. Add all cut vegetables and sautee for 3 mins.
5. Add ground masala and sautee till the raw smell in masala goes away.
6. Add salt, and water (1 cup rice: 2cups water) and bring it to boil. Taste the water and check for correctness of salt.
7. Wash and drain rice. Add rice to boiling water and give a good stirr.
8.Close the cooker lid, place the weight. Cook it for 3-4 whistles. Switch off the cooker and let the pressure come down
9. Open the lid and mix the rice and serve hot with cool cool onion tomato raita.

This goes to Sri's Rice Mela


Unknown said...

nice recipe.. I make mint rice , but slightly different from yours..will do this way next time..where can you get the marathi moggu..could't understand what it is even after seeing the picture..

Lakshmi said...

Marathi Moggu is a spice, I have not seen it in Mustafa also. So I get it from India. We use it in Vangibath and it imparts good flavor and taste. It's absence certainly makes difference in Pulav.


lovely recipe ....rice with veggies in any form is great for me :-) all nutrients packed together :-)

Red Chillies said...

I have heard so much about Marathi moggu, but can never find it here. I need to get this the next time I go to Bangalore. Pulav tumba channagidde!

notyet100 said...

again something interestin and must try from ur blog,...:-

Cham said...

Mint is my favo herb, love the pulav :)
In tamil we call the same marathi mokku, we get here :)

Unknown said...

mmm intresting recipe different from mine will try your version

Priya Suresh said...

One of my fav herb is rice looks delicious LG...loved the colour...

SMN said...

I don't like pudina so i don't how will it taste. looks very yum

Lakshmi said...

@ SMN,

You can omit Pudina and just use coriander. It still tastes good, but Pudina gives added flavor and it is the highlight of the dish as it's deletion has marked difference in the taste !

Deepthi Shankar said...

i love pudina pulav .. the color looks lovely, Lakshmi

Raks said...

I love pudina and coriander in briyani, pulavs ...i feel without it it doesnt get fulfilled;D
I too next time when I go to India will buy this marathi moggu

Finla said...

Looks really yumm. I have never made rice with so much mint. It has to be delicious, would love to try them.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Pudina pulao tumba chennagide ri.. Bookmark mataiddini. try madbeku!
By the way, did you leave a comment on BigB's blog? Saw LG there as well thought of you!

Uma said...

ooh, the pulav looks so mouth-watering Lakshmi! Nice flavors! Just saw the pic of Marathi Moggu! It looks like cloves to me! Never heard of this spice before! Pardon my ignorance!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lakshmi adding marathi moggu is a nice flavour this recipe

Unknown said...

nice entry... looks really yummy /..

Andhra Flavors said...

even I have mint rice. but your pudina pulav is looks perfect.

Srivalli said...

Thats lovely LG..,thanks for the entry!

Swathi Konda said...


I tried this recipe today, everybody in my house liked it.
Thanks for such wonderful recipe.

Lakshmi said...


Thanks for your feedback :)

Deeps said...

Tried this recipe and it came out very very well. First time I have prepared pulav so well. :) Thanks for posting.

Lakshmi said...

Thanks for the feedback. Keep visiting TOM :)

Shanthi said...

thats an awesome recipe of Pulav..
Now that I had Marati Moggu with me, I tried your recipe..It definitely turned one of the best Pulavs i have ever made!!
My husband too loved my Pulav :) Thanku so much..

And for all those searching for marati moggu, I got it home delivered to me in New York from the Big Indian Store.. You can get it at this link