Pudina Rice

A flavored rice made with mint and coconut milk. This pudina rice goes well with Carrot Kurma, Potato Peas Kurma or any gravy type side dish.

Pudina Rice

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: RiceCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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A flavored rice made with mint and coconut milk. This pudina rice goes well with Carrot Kurma, Potato Peas Kurma or any gravy type side dish


  • Raw Rice – 2 cups

  • Coconut Milk – 1 cup

  • Big Onion – 1

  • Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • To grind:
  • Pudina leaves – 2 cups

  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup

  • Green chillies – 2 to 3 Nos

  • Fresh ginger – 1″ piece

  • Garlic cloves – 2 Nos

  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 4 tablespoon

  • Cinnamon stick – 2 small pieces

  • Cloves – 2 Nos

  • Cardamom – 2 Nos

  • Bay Leaf – A small piece

  • Fennel seeds (Sombu) – 1 teaspoon


  • Wash and soak the rice in water for about 15 minutes.
  • Chop the onion.
  • Grind Pudina, Coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger and garlic to a fine paste.
  • Put a pressure cooker on the stove and add the oil. When it is hot add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and fennel seeds. Add chopped onion and fry till it become transparent. Add Pudina leaves paste, turmeric powder and salt and stir fry for few minutes.
  • Drain the excess water from rice and add to the seasoning. Mix well. Add coconut milk and three cups of water (Total measure of coconut milk and water together should be four cups). Stir once again and close with lid.
  • Pressure cook it for three whistles.
  • When it is cooled, add lemon juice and mix gently. Garnish with few fresh Mint leaves and lemon wedges.


  • Instead of ordinary rice, you can use Basmati rice. Also you can use ghee instead of oil or mixture of oil and ghee. If you do not want, you can omit coconut milk and cook only in water.


  1. Delicious version of mint rice!! 🙂

  2. Kalai,

    Thank you for your comments.

  3. Kamala,
    Hi!! Amazing. I have a bag of dried pudina leaves at home. If I used dried, would I use less than 2 cups? Great idea!

  4. Hi Jennifer,

    Normally I use one cup fresh leaves for one cup rice. When we grind the fresh leaves the quantity of paste per cup of leaves is approx a heaped tablespoon. So you can powder the dried pudina leaves and use one tablespoon powder for a cup of rice. Ofcourse the quantity will differ as per one’s taste. You can reduce or increase the quantity as per your taste.

  5. Hi Kamala,
    Tried your pudina rice and delicious is the only wrd to describe it…my hubby liked it very much and has asked me to prepare for the weekend get together with friends…
    can you post keerai (spinach) sambar? don’t know how to make it..
    Thanks a ton for your recipes kamala

  6. Hi,
    Nice to know that you prepared Mint Rice and your hubby liked it. I have already posted some keerai recipes. I will post Keerai sambar soon.

    Thanks once again for your comments and it is really encourage me to post more useful recipes.

  7. Hi Kamala,

    This is Anu from My Scrawls.
    Your pudina rice looks very inviting! I visit your blog quiet often and admire the way u maintain it.

    I have posted my version of Pudina channa pulav in my blog Anu’s Kitchen. Do check it out when u find time. Would be happy to receive your comments 🙂

  8. Hi , Kindly check the following link.

  9. Hi,

    Thank you for notifying me about samayalblog. They are publishing my recipes and pictures without mentioning my name. I have requested them to give link to my site whenever they publish myn recipes. However, they have done done yet.

  10. Hi kamala,
    i'm jus married n beginner in cooking. ur blog helping me greatly. i've tried mint rice .. its delicious… i'm expecting many quick lunches lke this..
    keep posting….

  11. Hi,
    It looks great. Will try it soon.

  12. Hi Meena,

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Please try this recipe and let me know your feedback.

  13. Hi Kamala madam,

    Am newly married and the taste from my mom s home and hubby s home differ a lot.when i prepare as my mom s style nobody used to like other than me,when i prepare as per my hubby s home i dont like the taste,so i tried recipes from your site its really nice my hubby and i liked a lot and always he asks to prepare in the same way

  14. Hi Dhara,

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Nice to hear that both you and your husband like my receipes.

  15. Anonymous

    Hi kamala,
    Tried ur pudina rice and it came out really well….just followed the instructions given and turned out to b good….awesome recipe.thanks for it.. 😉

  16. I tried this recipe yesterday, mint rice was delicious, Your site is really very helpful for me to make new try without scaring . Thank you 🙂

  17. Hi,

    I prepared this mint rice and my daughters liked it very much.

  18. hi aunty!!!
    i tried mint rice.it came out very nice. my husband likes so much.thanks.

  19. nalini vijay

    please tell any receipe with raddish,either kottu or pachadi

  20. hi,
    Have tried many of ur recipes.All r excellent n this mint rice also came out very well.My hubby loved it.Thanks a lot.

  21. Hello Kamala,
    I am a bachelor staying in Germany.Just now tried ur recipe…it came out very well.
    Aroma of pudina rice while preparing itself was awesome.
    Thanks for the recipe..you made my day.


  22. Hi Aunty , I tried your pudina recipe today it had come out extremely well . I am very happy to say that my mother-in-law appreciated me.☺☺Thank you so much 🙂

  23. Hi Kamala
    Pl tell how to retain the fresh green color of pudina. I tried this recipe tasted awesome but the color was a slight brownish green. I did not add coconut milk, only water… Is that the reason? Pl reply.

  24. Hi madam,
    Tried out ur pudina rice today… I jus added potato n green peas to the rice… it came out awesome n my hubby loves it… I tried most of the recipes from ur blog… everything came out well… please keep on ur good work…

  25. Lakshanya

    Nice recipe. Very tasty and easy to make.

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