Thursday, 4 January 2018

Mint Biryani/Pudhina Biryani

Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share a very flavourful, tempting and healthy Mint/Pudhina Biryani. This is a one pot meal that can be made very quickly and perfect lunch box recipe. So without much delay Iam moving on to the recipe, do try it out friends and post your comments here. Do check out other interesting VegBiryani/Non-veg Biryani's here and have a great day.

Here’s how to make Mint/Pudhina Biryani with step by step photos…


Seeraga Samba Rice
2 cups
2 thinly sliced
3 finely chopped
Red Chilli Powder
½ tsp
Coriander Powder
1 tsp
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
2 tbsp
As needed
Juice from ½ lemon [small]

For Grinding

Mint Leaves/Pudhina
2 cups/1 big bunch
2 inch piece
Garlic Cloves
Green Chillies

For Tempering

Oil + Ghee
2 tbsp
Fennel Seeds/Sombu
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Bay leaves/Birinji illai
Cinnamon Stick /Pattai
 Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Serves: 4-5


Clean and wash the mint leaves thoroughly to get rid of all the mud.

Wash the rice and soak for about 10 minutes and drain the water.

Grind mint leaves, ginger, garlic and green chillies with required water and keep it aside.

Heat oil + ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel/pressure cooker, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, bay leaves, cardamom and sauté for 30-40 seconds or wait until nice aroma fills the room.

Now add sliced onions, ¼ tsp salt and sauté until translucent.

Add chopped tomatoes and sauté really well until they turn mushy.

Now add the ground mint, green chilli paste and let it come to boil.

Add 4 cups of water [rice :water is 1:2] , red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and let it boil for about 3-4 minutes. Add 2 tbsp of yogurt/curd and let it boil for 2 minutes.

Add the washed rice and close the pressure cooker and wait for 2 whistles. If you are using biryani vessel to make the biryani, then cover with lid and cook for about 15-20 minutes. Check in between to avoid burning.

Switch off the stove, open the lid, add lemon juice and stir gently.

Yes, delicious, tempting and flavourful Mint/Pudhina Biryani is ready to be enjoyed. Serve hot with any onion raita/cucumber raita of your choice.

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  1. Full of flavor, colorful rice.


  2. I'm happy to joining this blog, It is a very nice experience for me... Thank you for all your postings.

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