Pudina Kothamalli Sadham/ Mint and Coriander leaves Rice
Basmati rice or any other eating rice - 2 cups
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Green chillies - 5 or 6 (depending on spice)
Garlic - 4 pods
Ginger - a small piece
Cilantro - half bunch cleaned and washed
Mint leaves - half bunch cleaned and washed
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Clove - 3
cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - small piece
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
1. Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes and cook seperately on stove top or rice cooker...cool and keep aside.
2. Grind together fresh cilantro/kothamalli, mint leaves, ginger, garlic and green chillies to a smooth paste with very little water.
3. Heat oil in a kadai/pan and add jeera, cardamom, clove and cinnamon...when they start to splutter add onions and fry till light brown, next add the ground paste and cook till the raw smell leaves...add salt...if needed can add some cooked vegetables like carrot, peas or potatoes...when done switch off flame and add rice and mix very gently...allow it to absorb the flavor and set aside for atleast 15 minutes and then serve. You can prepare this rice with just mint leaves alone ...but adding cilantro will give a good colour and additional flavor.