Saturday, May 26, 2018

Andhra Style Mint Rice/Pudhina Annam

I will always look for simple rice dishes to prepare whenever i feel bored to cook especially for our lunch on week days. And i have bookmarked some easy dishes to dish out quickly on those days. One among my bookmarked recipe is this Pudhina rice from Hari Chandana's Blend with Spices. Am an ardent fan of Andhra style dishes especially for their pickles. Whenever i cross a different and easy breezy dishes from this cuisine, i dont forget to bookmark them. I crossed this dish in Instagram when Hari chandana posted her video recipe. And the simplicity of this dish caught immediately my attention. Obviously i bookmarked it for later. I prepared this dish few days back for our Sunday meal along with a curry leaves spiced powder rice dish. Served along with some spicy chicken thighs, everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly this flavoursome rich rice dish without any fuss.

Andhra Style Pudhina Rice, Mint Rice

With simple cooking process and easily available ingredients, you can dish out this rice dish with an ease. Trust me if you have cooked rice in your fridge, this dish takes hardly very less time to get ready. You can prepare this same rice dish even earlier in the morning to pack in anyone's lunch box as this dish calls for simple ingredients. Flavoured with cumin seeds and coarsely grounded mint paste, this rice dish is a filling and satisfying lunch box friendly dish. If you love mint flavor in your dishes, then this Andhra Pudhina Annam is for you. Make this mildly spiced rice dish and do let me know.

Andhra Mint Rice

2cups Cooked rice
1cup Mint leaves
1cup Onion (chopped lengthwise)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
Few cashews
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Turmeric powder

Heat enough oil in a kadai, let crack the cumin seeds, add the cashew nuts and fry until they turns golden brown.

Add the chopped onions and saute until they turns trasnculent, add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turns mushy.

Add the slit opened green chillies and cook. Meanwhile grind the mint leaves as coarse paste.

Vegan Mint Rice, Pudhina Annam

Now add the turmeric powder, salt to the cooking vegetables.

Add the coarse mint paste and saute everything for a while.

Finally add the cooked rice, toss everything gently until the rice gets well coated with the spices.

Serve hot with any sort of side dishes or simply with raita and papads.

Andhra Pudhina Annam, Gluten Free Mint Rice



Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Mint rice looks so flavorful!! I love such simple rice varieties and this is a great one to prepare with leftover rice.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

That’s a very flavourful rice , mint is a excellent herb and I love using it in my everyday cooking . Definitely trying this asap , wonderful share .

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

Hard to believe this is a recipe for leftover rice. Mint flavored rice looks too good.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

What a flavorful bowl of rice! I would eat this without any accompaniments... looks totally delicious!

CookwithRenu said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks and rice...I do use mint in biryani it comes out awesome...yours is such a simple yet so delicious with left over rice...

Moumita Malla said... Reply To This Comment

Me too love different rice dishes..Nice recipe..Will surely try it

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

This is surely a simple and excellent recipe Priya. The rice looks so nicely done!

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, simple yet flavorful rice. It must be taste great with some spicy curry.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

I'm sure the mint must have added a refreshing taste to the rice dish. Being an Andhra dish, I'm surprised that it doesn't sound spicy at all. That's the way I like it less spicy.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

I agree such simple and flavorful rice dishes are a God send. They make meal time fuss free and enjoyable.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

I love mint rice and this version with tomatoes sounds delicious.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

That is a flavourful rice Priya. I love mint in rice. They go so well together.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a flavorful and delicious mint flavored rice. Perfect just as is or with a simple side dish.

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and flavourful mint rice.. can be just relished with fried papad also.

farah saleem said... Reply To This Comment

such a simple and flavourful dish..............ur rice has cooked perfectly....each grain of rice looks perfect and beautiful.......

JollyHomemadeRecipes said... Reply To This Comment

Such a simple and flavourful rice dish.This is the great way to use our leftover rice. I love such easy rice varieties. Yumm !!

Vanitha Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

I too am a total fan of quick one-pot dishes; love it; awesome recipe!

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

Mint rice is so refreshing and flavorful..i often make this one pot meal during summers..your stir fry version sounds quick one and a perfect makeover for left over rice !

Uma Srinivas said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so flavorful and yummy. Also easy to prepare in a busy week days.

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

This is a good way to use the left over rice. It has few ingredients that are easily available, nice share.

Hayley said... Reply To This Comment

I love simple rice recipes, yet flavourful. This mint rice sounds so tasty and tempting.

mildly indian said... Reply To This Comment

lovely recipe, Priya, the fragrance of pudina can be really an uplight to this lovely recipe

Simplyfood said... Reply To This Comment

I love the flavour of the mint in the rice. Great way to use up the rice and give it a new flavour.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Wow what a delicious recipe. I must try it. Thanks Priya

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

simpel ingredients turn plain old rice into something extraordinary

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Mint rice looks very flavorful and inviting with simple yet flavorful ingredients.

Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

Mint rice is quite a flvorful rice. My whole family loves it with raita. Feeling hungry now :)

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

This rice recipe looks so flavorful and tasty with curd.