Coriander Mint Rice

Coriander Mint Rice

This recipe idea was given by my colleague and friend Lini...... who said that the recipe was very easy to make and was liked by her family .....I have been wanting to try this out for some time but kept forgetting .........When I saw fresh mint at home ,I immediately decided to make this rice and within no time it was ready.....

Coming to the taste .....the rice had the fresh flavours of coriander and mint and along with chicken gravy it tasted yummmmm.......My niece Rida who rarely gives a thumbs up for rice dishes and when she did I knew the recipe is worth sharing with you all....


Basmati rice - 1 cup ( soaked for 30 minutes )
Finely sliced onion - 1/4 cup
Ghee or oil - 3 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Whole garam masala - (2 cloves, 1″ cinnamom, 1 Cardamon, 1 star anise, 1 bay leaf)
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice -1 tsp
salt to taste
Water - 1 1/2 cup

Coarsely grind ( do not make a paste):

Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
Green chilies - 2

1 ) Heat oil or ghee add whole spices , bay leaf and sauté for few seconds. Add sliced onions ,sauté till translucent . Add the ginger garlic paste and crushed coriander-mint -green chillies ,and other spices and cook till oil comes out.

2 ) Add the washed rice ,lemon juice and saute for a minute. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover with lid and cook till the rice is done.

3 ) Serve hot with any spicy curry of your choice.

Note : you can add few cashews as it adds flavour.

I took 25 minutes to make this rice