Pudina pulao with purti soyalite refined soyabean oil

March 25, 2023

Pudina Pulao with Purti Soyalite Refined Soyabean OilThis is probably one of the most flavourful rice recipes you can make in just a few minutes. It’s a spicy mint rice recipe that is hearty and filling as a vegetarian dish. Serve this as a side dish, or you can also take it in a lunch box and have a  delicious midday meal! It is also lovely with plain or Greek yogurt.


  • -1 chopped green chiles
  • -3 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • -3 cloves garlic,
  • -2 ½ tablespoons water
  • -2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • -1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • -1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • -½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • -2 tablespoons Purti Soyalite Refined Soyabean oil
  • -2 whole cloves
  • -2 cardamom pod
  • -1 star anise
  • -½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • -1 small bay leaf, torn into pieces
  • -1 onion, diced
  • -¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • -¼ teaspoon red chile powder
  • -4 small Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced into rounds
  • -1 tomato, diced
  • -½ cup frozen peas
  • -1 cup basmati rice
  • -1 ¼ cups water
  • -¼ teaspoon salt


  1. -Combine green chiles, mint leaves, garlic, 2 1/2 tablespoons water, shredded coconut, cilantro, cumin seeds, and ginger in a mortar; grind with a pestle into a paste.
  2. -Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add olive oil and heat until warm. Add cloves, cardamom pods, star anise, bay leaf, and cinnamon. Saute until spices are fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes. Add mint paste, onion, turmeric, and red chile powder and cook for 2 minutes longer.
  3. -Mix in potatoes, tomatoes, and peas. Stir in basmati rice and saute for 1 minute longer. Pour in 1 1/4 cups water and salt. Scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the pot and let warm for 1 minute longer.
  4. -Turn off Saute mode. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to the manufacturer’s instructions; set a timer for 6 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

Release pressure using the natural-release method according to the manufacturer’s instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.

Prep Time:

15 mins

Cook Time:

25 mins




Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *