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:

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent Priya.Very new idea and combination

AdukalaVishesham said... Reply To This Comment

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

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

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

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jagruti said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Nice pulao, and excellent healthy raita

Cicily Antony said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome healthy combo...

Sook said... Reply To This Comment

So beautiful!

Silpa said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swapna Sree said... Reply To This Comment

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

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

Your Mint pulav looks so colourful. great combo

Malar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Siri said... Reply To This Comment

I love the mint rice and raita sounds so yummy!

Thanks for sending along to HF Priya :D

Siri

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

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

lovely combo. I love the mint rice...

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

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 :)

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

the raita sounds fab

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

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

cookcurrynook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rachel said... Reply To This Comment

Very flavourful!
Am trying the swirl bread today!

cookcurrynook said... Reply To This Comment

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

Soma Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

The combination sounds out of this world, Priya!

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and aromatic pulav...

Priya Narasimhan said... Reply To This Comment

simply delicious combination..

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy! fantastic combo.

sowmya.s said... Reply To This Comment

lovely combo..lovethe idea of making raitha with avacado

Devi said... Reply To This Comment

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

priya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

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

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jyoti said... Reply To This Comment

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..:)

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

More interested in avocado raita...looks nice

Renuka Bedre - Rao said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ammu Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

ப்ரியா நேத்து இந்த புலாவ் பண்ணினேன் சூப்பரா இருந்துச்சு.

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

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

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious Mint pulao,Nice combo for raita

Ramya Manja said... Reply To This Comment

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