Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vegetable Rice with Mint

I got this recipe from a tamil cookery show.I did not see it,but it was passed to me by my mother.It is a lunch box recipe from a working mother.It uses fresh mint leaves for flavoring.You can add any vegetables to it and the original recipe contains paneer pieces as well.Here I have removed the paneer and added extra vegetables. Even those who do not like mint leaves would love this.

Basmati/Long grain rice :1 cup
Mixed vegetables(carrots,peas,cauliflower,beans,sweetcorn etc):1 cup
mint leaves:3 to 4 sprigs(10-12 leaves)
pepper:1and 1/2 tspn
salt:as per taste
cloves,cardamon:1/2 tspn

Cook rice.Keep aside.In a kadai/pan heat ghee/oil.Add thinly chopped onion,cloves and cardamon.Saute till transluscent.Add the chopped vegetables and stirfry till cooked.If you are using potato then it is better to cook it before adding to the pan.Add chopped mint leaves.Saute till the mint is wilted.Add salt,pepper powder.Mix well.Turn the gas off.Add rice cooked and mix well.It is at this stage that panneer pieces if using any are to be added.Serve hot with raita


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