Mint biriyani

        Mint rice is a simple, flavourful rice that can be easily cooked even by bachelors. Mint is very healthy and my amma makes thogayal or chutney out of it. This rice goes well with raitha.

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INGREDIENTS

        Rice – 1 cup

Water – 2 cups

Mint leaves – A bunch

 Ghee – 4 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 2 tbsp

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Cardomom – 1

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Bay leaf – 1

Mace – small piece

Marathi moggu – 1

Star anise – 1

Cinnamon – 1

Cloves – 3

Salt – As required

  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee and melt it.
  • Add Cumin seeds, Fennel seeds, Cardomom, Bay leaf, Mace, Star anise, Cinnamon, Cloves and saute until you feel their aroma.
  • Chop the mint into small bits.
  • Grind the mint with the above spices.
  • Meanwhile soak the rice in water for ten minutes. Wash and drain the water.
  • In a pressure cooker add some ghee, cumin seeds and the ground paste. Saute them for a minute.
  • Add the rice to pressure cooker and saute until light brown.
  • Now add water and mix with other ingredients.
  • Finally add salt and mix well.
  • Close the lid and pressure cook it.
  • You can feel the aroma of mint rice all over your kitchen once the first whisle comes.
  • Serve it with raitha.
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