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:

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

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

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Nice pulao.. looks yummy..

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

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

Arundathi said... Reply To This Comment

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!! :-)

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Nice pulao... lovely colour...

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

wow! looking very yummy, delicious .

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

Pulao looks delicious.....

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

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

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

full of flavors gal...

Purva Desai said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ushanandini said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy greeny aromy yummy Minty pulao:)

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Flavorful rice..Looking lovely priya..

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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 :)

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srilakshmi said... Reply To This Comment

I absolutely Love Mint and this dish looks awesome!

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sangeeth said... Reply To This Comment

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

Premyscakes said... Reply To This Comment

looks great and delicious.

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

delicious mouthwatering pulao...

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

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

VIDYA VENKY said... Reply To This Comment

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

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

thatz a yummy looking pulao

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

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

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

delicious pulao, Priya!!

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Alka said... Reply To This Comment

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 :-)

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Pulao looks wonderful and delicious.