Pudina Rice | Mint Rice Pulao | How to make Pudina Pulao


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup ghee or oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup mint leaves (pudina), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green peas (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  2. In a pot or a pan, heat ghee or oil and add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cloves, and cinnamon stick. Let them sizzle for a minute.
  3. Add the soaked and drained rice and stir well.
  4. Add the mint leaves, coriander leaves, green peas (if using) and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and let it cook for 18-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the water is absorbed.
  7. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot.

Note: You can also add some chopped vegetables or grilled chicken or paneer to make it a complete meal. Adjust the water-to-rice ratio as needed to get the desired consistency of the rice. You can also use chicken/vegetable stock instead of plain water for added flavor.






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