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Mint Rice | Pudina Sadam

Mint Rice
Mint is a popular herb in Indian cuisine. It is known as pudina in Tamil. Mint leaves have a aromatic sweet flavour. Mint Leaves helps to eliminate toxins from the body, blood cleanser, acts as coolant to skin irritation and combat bad breath. Always choose fresh green mint leaves. Mint Rice is a easy, quick and healthy South Indian Lunch box recipe. Mint rice can be served with papad or potato chips.  Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Mint Rice - Pudina Sadam.

Preparation Time:    5 mins
Cook Time :               10 mins
Ready in :                   15 mins
Yields :                         3 Servings
Mint Rice

Table 1: To Grind
Chopped mint leaves 
( tightly packed) 
1/2 Cup
Green chillies
Ginger chopped
2 tsp

Table 2: 
1 tsp   
1/4 tsp
Urad Dal
1 tsp
Channa Dal
1 tsp
Onions or shallots chopped 
1/2 Cup
Cooked Rice
1.5 Cups

  • Grind green chillies, mint leaves and ginger by adding little water into a smooth paste in a blender.
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  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard, urad dal and channa dal. Fry till channa dal turns golden colour. Add onions and fry till turn translucent. 
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  • Add grind-ed mixture and allow it to cook for 5 mins in medium flame till raw smell goes off. Switch of the stove and add rice and salt.Mix well
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  • Adjust chillies to your taste.
  • Add roasted peanuts or roasted cashews to add more flavour.
Pudina Sadam / Mint Rice / Mint leaves Rice
Mint Rice


  1. pudina nice is my al time favourite and this looks super delicious and tempting me dear :)

  2. Pudina rice is my Fav.. Mom adds coconut along with the pudina to make a fine paste..:-) Thank you for sharing Nithya :-)

  3. I have to agree 100% on the fragrances of mint. One of my fav herbs and I practically add into most of my dishes. Its a great recipe - rice and mint are so good together.

  4. lovely dear I love pudina rice, very very flavourful and yummy...

  5. Ahh, I make this often.. Flavorful & tasty !!


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