Sunday, June 30, 2013

Coriander Mint Rice

The other when Jaya shared this recipe with me, she assured me that it is a handy recipe that can be readily made on those lazy or busy days. A recipe that calls for just a few ingredients, very less time and the end result....the feel of having had a flavorsome biriyani. Yes, you read it right, that was exactly the feeling we all had at home after having this delicious rice. A green coloured rice which tastes somewhat like a biriyani, but doesn't require all that long procedure of making a biriyani. The fusion of the green herbs with the spiciness of the green chillies and tanginess with a dash of lemon, makes it taste great, accompanied with a chicken curry or paneer curry. Thank you Jaya for sharing this recipe.

2 cups basmati rice
a handful of coriander leaves
a handful of mint leaves
3-4 green chillies (you can add more if you prefer more spicy)
4-5 garlic cloves
1 inch piece of ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2-3 tablespoons ghee
salt to taste

  • Boil the basmati rice in plenty of water with salt until 3/4th cooked. Drain and keep aside.
  • Grind the coriander leaves, mint leaves, garlic, ginger and green chilies into a fine paste.
  • Heat the ghee in a wok. Add the grinded paste and stir fry in a medium flame until the raw smell of garlic is gone.
  • Add the cooked rice to this and mix well.
  • Add the lemon juice, mix well and remove from flame.
  • The rice is ready to be served hot with some spicy chicken curry or any other curry of your choice.

* A pinch of garam masala powder too can be added at the end for that perfect biriyani taste. I didn't add, as I liked it as such:))


  1. Looks delicious... :) coriander and mint sure adds a great flavor to the rice !

  2. Yummy, flavorful rice..
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  3. I made something similar to this rice dish but the pictures turned out pathetic. I am excited to see how you captured the picture for a rice dish with the minty coriander explosion. The next attempt will be this weekend.

    1. Try out Nava and let us know the outcome:))

  4. You are really tempting me to try this really aromatic rice

  5. Looks delicious!
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  6. what a beautiful dish, pass on some to me :) Nice clicks :)

    1. Come over and have some Shweta..thanks a lot.


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