Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Minty Cashew N Peas Pulao

I just love mint leaves in anything..i cant imagine briyanis without mint leaves, after coriander leaves am a diehard fan of these greeny leaves, a prefect aromatic leaves which dominates the dish with their amazing aroma...i usually buy almost few bunches from the farmer's market where i can find these greeny leaves very much fresh... after making out as many dishes with mint leaves, my favourite goes to minty flavoured pulao just love anything as pulao..mint leaves are well known a natural mouth and breathe freshner, this herb is with many remarkable medical properties, u know very well that many commerical products like inhalers, candies, mouth freshner, chewing gums and toothpastes are prepared basically with mint flavour coz of their strong aroma.Mint promotes digestion, due to its typical aroma. It also soothes stomach in cases of indigestion, inflammation etc..Few researches show that certain enzymes present in mint leaves may help to cure cancer, this herbs are used as condiment and decorative item almost in all worldwide cuisines..drinks prepared with mints cool you while its summer, its a good relaxant and mint juice is an anitspetic, excellent skin cleanser...

2cups Cooked Basmati Rice
1no Onion (chopped)
3nos Green chillies ( slit opened)
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
15nos Cashew pieces
1/4cup Green peas (frozen)
1tsp Ghee
Oil
Salt
To Grind:
1cup Mint leaves
1/4cup Coriander leaves
1tsp Fennel seeds
10nos Peppercorns
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1no Cinnamom stick
3nos Cloves
2tbsp Grated Coconut

Grind all the ingredients from the list 'To Grind ' with enough water as fine paste and keep aside..Heat oil in large sauce pan and add the cumin seeds, let them crack, add the cashew pieces and fry until they turns golden brown..add immediately the onion pieces and slit opened green chillies, saute everything until the onions turns transculent..add the green peas ,salt and grounded paste to the pan and cook everything in simmer until the oil get separates, it will take hardly 10 minutes...

Now add the already cooked rice to the pan and toss gently until everything get well mixed..finally drizzle the ghee over the minty cashew and green peas pulao..
Serve hot with any side dish as u desire!

29 comments:

  1. Wow thats very delicious pulao...love the flavor of mint :)

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  2. Love the minty rice.Perfect entry.Refreshing mint is perfect in this pulao

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  3. why does every single post of yours cause me to drool! i wish i lived close to you and i could come over for a meal now and then!! :-)

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  4. I love mint too and that pulao looks really yumm and looks beautiful.
    Love the colour.

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  5. Nice pulao... lovely colour...

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  6. wow! looking very yummy, delicious .

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  7. Lovley - yummy! I can smell the flavor of mint here...

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  8. this is one delicious pulao....and mango slices looks chatakedar

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  9. Healthy greeny aromy yummy Minty pulao:)

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  10. Flavorful rice..Looking lovely priya..

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  11. Yummy rice Priya..nice color. Even I too cant imagine briyani without mint. I wont prepare briyanis if I dont have mint leaves at hand :)

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  12. it looks delicious & yummy ...... love the color ......

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  13. I absolutely Love Mint and this dish looks awesome!

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  14. I would love to have tht pulao Priya..am big fan of mint ...looks perfect yum

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  15. lovely pulao ...I luv mint and anything made with mint.

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  16. Delicious and flavourful pulao with mint leaves! Didnt know that mint leaves had so many nutritional benefits! Will try to add them often in dishes.

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  17. delicious mouthwatering pulao...

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  18. I am mint fan sure it have tasted great dear. If i would have been there surely i will finish the whole plate

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  19. thatz an amazing rice will try it for sure..have few mint leaves left with me

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  20. thatz a yummy looking pulao

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  21. I ve mint in my backyard! Love the fresh fragant green rice!

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  22. delicious pulao..lovely greenish color..i love the color n flavor of mint in pualo !!

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  23. Grrrr i just finished all the mint that was left in my refrigerator to make some Mint chutney ,and made a peas pulao for dinner to go with potato curry.Bad timing....or else i could have tried this minty pulao
    Anyways there is always another day isn't it?
    Bokmarked :-)

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  24. Pulao looks wonderful and delicious.

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