Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mint Pulao & Carrot N Avocado Raita

If u are searching for something easy ,flavourful,super quick and delicious rice dish for ur lunch box or for ur dinner, u should definitely give a try to this aromatic mint pulao prepared with a spice paste with mint leaves and with already cooked basmati rice..This flavourful mint pulao suits prefectly for a potluck party also, this pulao tastes fantastic when served along with carrot and avocado raita, both these dishes together turned out our lunch really fabulous..Coming to the carrot and avocado raita, i prepared this raita with creamy green yogurt spiced with flax seed powder and dry red chillies along with grated carrots and finely chopped avocado chunks, needless to say that this raita taste really different and yummy, one more unique raita from my kitchen which hardly needs very less time to whip out...


Mint Pulao:
2cups Basmati Rice (cooked)
1no Onion (chopped lengthwise)
1no Green chilly (slit opened)
1tsp Cumin seeds
10nos Cashew nuts
Oil
Salt

To Grind:
1cup Mint leaves (chopped)
8nos Pepper corns
1tbsp Fennel seeds
2nos Cloves
1/2inch Cinnamom Stick
1/4cup Grated Coconut
2nos Dry red chillies


Grind everything from the list 'To Grind' as fine paste by adding few drops of water and keep aside..Heat enough oil in a large pan, add the cumin seeds and cashew nuts and let them get fried, add the chopped lengthwise onion,salt and saute for few minutes, add the grounded paste with slit opened green chilly and cook until the oil get separates....

Add the cooked rice to the mint paste and toss gently until the rice get well mixed, serve hot...


Carrot & Avocado Raita:
1/2cup Grated carrots
1no Avocado (chopped finely)
1tsp Flax seeds
1no Dry red chillies
1cup Greek Yogurt /Thick curd
Salt

Grind the flax seeds and dry red chillies as fine paste, mix all the ingredients with enough flax seed & dry red chillies and mix everything well and serve immediately...

43 comments:

  1. Mint pulav looks so yummy!!! excellent combo for raita...yummy yumm!!!

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  2. Excellent Priya.Very new idea and combination

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  3. Love the idea of mint pulav with the raita.Great clicks.. Carrot n Avacado in Raitha is new to us ..will surely give it a try

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  4. The combo looks delicious and the colour of the rice is amazing.

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  5. Love the mint Pulao, looks yummy. Raita is new and very cool.

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  6. Mint pulav looks awesome Priya and also very flavorful. Nice combo.

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  7. Unusual combination that is tempting enough to give it a try.

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  8. Lovely combo!!!colour of rice looks really nice..;))

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  9. Priya,

    Nice pulao, and excellent healthy raita

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  10. nice combo. avocado raita is new to me...

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  11. nice combo,,the color of the rice is really awesome....never tried raita with avocado,,it looks so yummy...

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  12. Good AM Priya...

    Both dishes looking really yummy! Wish to try them. Have U kept some for me??? hehehe ;)

    Take care n have fun ya!

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  13. Your Mint pulav looks so colourful. great combo

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  14. This one is really nice Priya..Actually I was searching this recipe..Finally I got it..Shall I use coriander leaves instead of mint?

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  15. I love the mint rice and raita sounds so yummy!

    Thanks for sending along to HF Priya :D

    Siri

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  16. Gal you are rocking!
    Very aromatic rice and Yummy raita!
    Perfect for lunchboxes:)

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  17. Thatz one tasty lunch dear :) The raita is such an awesome idea...what a tasty way to include avocados...I usually use avocados only when making guacamole...you have given so many great ideas...thanks Priya :)

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  18. Lovely combination, loved the idea of avocado in raita...

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  19. Wooow...yummmyyyy!
    I make a similar pulao, only, I let the basmati rice cook in the mint paste. Very nice :)

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  20. Very flavourful!
    Am trying the swirl bread today!

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  21. I must bookmark your raita recipe to try soon...sounds very novel. I've never used much of avacado, but I seem to have a change of heart now :)
    Thanks for sharing Priya

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  22. Looks yummy...yet again you proove that you can make anyting out of anything

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  23. The combination sounds out of this world, Priya!

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  24. Delicious and aromatic pulav...

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  25. Avocado raitha is really new to me,sounds good and pulav looks yummy too...perfect combo

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  26. lovely combo..lovethe idea of making raitha with avacado

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  27. Wow wow.. you are so so innovative!!.. looks like the perfect combo!.. very tempting!:)

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  28. awesome clicks, dear..tempting rice and raita..love the combo!

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  29. மிண்ட் புலாவை பார்த்ததும் சாப்பிட ஆசையா இருக்கு.அவகோடா கேரட் ராய்த்தா சூப்பர் காம்பினேஷன்..

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  30. Mint pulav mmmmm perfect combonation priya...... great.

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  31. excellent pic... all the grains of the rice as distinctly visible.. very nice recipe.. i am feeling like asking u..which brand of basmati rice u use..:)

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  32. More interested in avocado raita...looks nice

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  33. mint pulao looks perfect n i totally loved this amazing raita!

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  34. ப்ரியா நேத்து இந்த புலாவ் பண்ணினேன் சூப்பரா இருந்துச்சு.

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  35. Aromatice pulav with lovely raita..looks so good and yummy...

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  36. Delicious Mint pulao,Nice combo for raita

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  37. Look at the rice grains it looks so perfect...Refreshing pulav with Avocado raita,real innovative...

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