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Pudina Rice

Ingredients

* 2 cups long grained rice

* 1 large onion, finely sliced

* 1/2 table spoon oil + 1/2 table spoon ghee

* 1/2 table spoon shahjeera

* 1 table spoon ginger garlic paste

* 1/2 table spoon red Chilli powder

* Whole Garam Masala ( 4 cloves, 1 cinnamon,1 Elachi,1 star Anise,1 bay leaf )

* salt for taste

Make a paste

* 1/4 cup chopped Pudina leaves, packed

* 2 green chillies

* 2 table spoon green coconut

Procedure:Image result for PUDINA RICE

* First soak the rice in for about half an hour. in the meanwhile, blend Pudina and green Chillies to  make a fine paste. keep the paste aside.

* Once soaked, strain the water from the rice and spread it in a plate.

* Now, take a pan and heat ghee in it. pour the soaked rice and saute for five minutes.

* Remove the fried rice from the stove and keep aside.

* Take a separate pan and put 2 tablespoon of ghee in it. add Cinnamon stick, Cloves and nutmeg powder to the heated ghee.

* Saute them for a while and then add the chopped onion. fry until the onion turn translucent. now, add the ginger - garlic paste and saute for another tow minutes.

* add the tomatoes and fry till they soften. in the tomato mix , add potatoes and Pudina paste and saute for 8 to 10 minutes.

* Now, pour 3 cups of water in the mixture. bring the water to boil and then add rice and salt.

* Mix well and pressure cook. remove from the flame after two whistles.

* Serve hot Pudina rice with Raita.
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