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Mint Rice

Rice with mint and coconut
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 bunch Mint leaves
  • 2 nos Onions
  • 5 nos Green chillies
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 3 tbsp Fresh grated coconut or use dry coconut
  • Salt As reqd
  • 1 tsp Tamarind paste Puli
  • 1 tbsp Cashewnuts broken into pieces

For seasoning:

  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Black gram Uzhunnuparippu
  • 1 tsp Bengal gram Kadalaparippu
  • Curry leaves A few


  • Cook rice till each grain is separate but soft to touch and allow it to cool.
  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan.
  • Fry green chillies and mint leaves till mint leaves shrink.
  • Grind it along with coconut, tamarind and salt.
  • Heat rest of the oil.
  • Fry cashewnuts until golden and keep aside.
  • Add all seasoning ingredients one by one.
  • Add finely cut onions and fry till it become translucent.
  • Add ground masala paste and fry for a few more minutes till good aroma comes.
  • Reduce the flame and add cooked rice. Mix carefully without breaking grains of rice till it becomes hot.
  • Add fried cashews.
  • :- Serve hot with any raita.
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