Cook's Hideout: Vegetable Pudina Pulao

June 06, 2006

Vegetable Pudina Pulao

Growing up, I always thought pudina (mint) was a little strong for my taste. But now I like the refreshing flavor of fresh mint. My aunt used to make vegetable pulao with mint and I tried to make it my way.

Basmati Rice – 1½ cups (soaked in water for at least ½ hr)
Potatoes – 2 small or 1 medium
Mixed vegetables (carrots, beans, peas) – ½ cup (I used frozen mixed vegetables)
Onion – 1 medium thinly sliced
Pudina (Mint) – ½ cup
Green chilies – 2-3
Chili powder – ½ tsp
Ginger-garlic paste – ½ tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste
Cinnamon – 1” stick
Cardamom – 2-3 pods
Bay leaf – 1
Cloves – 2-3
  • Make a paste of mint and green chilies adding very little water.
  • Heat 2tbsp of oil in pressure cooker. Add all the spices and sauté for 1minute.
  • Add onions and ginger-garlic paste fry till translucent. Add all the veggies, mint-chili paste mix well.
  • After the veggies sweat out for about 5 minutes, add rice, chili powder, garam masala, salt and water. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Serve hot with onion raita and chips.


  1. Pavani,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Good to see that we have like minds and posted about garlic for Mythili's MoS event :) although you have done a better job by posting all those great pictures.


  2. Hi Nav,
    Thank you for your comments. "Like minds" is exactly what I thought when I saw ur post on garlic.
    I added your blog to my blog roll.


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