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Pudina Carrot Pulao / Mint Carrot Rice

South Indian style, one pot vegan, family friendly meal / dinner recipe using fresh mint leaves and carrot. Recipe below has both stove top and Instant Pot methods with step wise pics, tips.

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:20mins   CookTime:15mins   Cuisine: Indian


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Mint – Carrot Rice is my newest try with left over rice. For a reason, I feel quite satisfied (actually a bit of proud 🙂 ) about this dish. These mint leaves I used  here are from my small plant in my kitchen. Yes, its growing perfectly even in this cold weather.

And yes, using our home grown veggies / herbs, gives an accomplished feeling. Waiting for summer to plant more such plants in the backyard.

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  1. Possible Alterations for the recipe, ‘Mint and Carrot Rice Pulao (Instant Pot, Stove Top)’:
  2. Short Video from my YOU TUBE Channel:
  3. Other recipes from my blog:
  4. Step Wise pics Procedure for ‘Pudina Carrot Pulao / Mint Carrot Rice (Stove Top, Instant Pot)’:
  5. Prep Work (common for both methods):
  6. Stove Top Method Pulao using Cooked Rice:
  7. Instant Pot Method Pulao using Uncooked Rice:
  8. Tips:
  9. Result:
  10. Ingredients, Accessories on ‘AMAZON’ to ‘SHOP’:
  11. Recipe Card & Print

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Possible Alterations for the recipe, ‘Mint and Carrot Rice Pulao (Instant Pot, Stove Top)’:

Using Left over rice: Stove Top method cooking given below uses already cooked rice. So just follow that recipe in case you would like to use left over rice for this recipe.

Cooking as a One-Pot Meal: Instant Pot method cooking given below is the one for you to follow. It shows you how to cook rice along with the other ingredients to make a One Pot Meal.

Replacement for Green Chillies: You can use1 tablespoon of whole black peppercorns and grind along with the mint leaves.

Using any other rice variety: I have used Indian basmati rice. You might use long grain rice, sona masoori rice with the same rice:water measurements.

To avoid Onion & Garlic: Yes you can avoid using them.

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Ingredients:

  • Rice – 2 cups of Basmati rice grains
  • Fresh Mint Leaves – 1 cup 
  • Carrots – 4 (medium size)
  • Cooking Oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Onions – 2 (medium)
  • Fresh Green Chillies – 6 
  • Ginger piece – 1 inch piece
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Star Anise – 1
  • Cinnamon Sticks / Dalchini – 2
  • Cardamon / Elaichi – 4
  • Black Peppercorns / Miriyalu – 1 teaspoon
  • Cloves / Lavang – 4
  • Bay Leaves – 4
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Cashew Nuts – 10 (optional)
  • Water – as required (for cooking)

Special Ingredients:

  • Basmati Rice
  • Green Chillies
  • Cashew Nuts
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Step Wise pics Procedure for ‘Pudina Carrot Pulao / Mint Carrot Rice (Stove Top, Instant Pot)’:

Prep Work (common for both methods):

  • Wash the mint leaves.
  • Peel and grate (or very finely chop) the carrots. 
  • Slit the green chillies length wise, chop the ginger, garlic and onions. 
  • Take the mint leaves into grinder / mixie along with green chillies to make fine paste.
  • Optional step: Before grinding, dry roast the mint leaves until they wilt and change to dark colour.
Wash the mint, peel and grate the carrots, slit the green chillies length wise, chop the ginger, slice the onions.
Grind the dry roasted mint leaves, slit green chillies into fine paste.

Stove Top Method Pulao using Cooked Rice:

Put a frying pan on stove top under medium flame. Add oil, let it heat. Then, add & sauté all these spices for 30 secs -> bay leaves, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, chopped ginger, chopped garlic.
Mint-Carrot Rice in a serving dish. With raita made with fresh homemade curds.

Instant Pot Method Pulao using Uncooked Rice:

Wash the Basmati rice thoroughly 2 to 3 times. Add fresh water until the rice is soaked, leave it for at least 20 mins. Later drain the soaked water before cooking.
Switch ON the Instant Pot. Set the IP>> Mode to Sauté, Time to 5 mins. Add all these>> Chopped Onions, Chopped Ginger-Garlic, Bay leaves, Cinnamon Stick, Cardamom, Cloves, Black Peppercorn, Star Anise. Stir fry until the IP BEEPS.
after adding the mint paste and carrot pieces to the instant pot while making pudina carrot one pot meal recipe.
Now, add all the carrot pieces / grated carrot and mint paste. Just give a mix.
just before switching the instant pot pressure cooker on while making instant pot mint rice recipe
Next, transfer all the soaked rice into the Instant pot (drain the soaked water). Add enough salt and water (2½ cups). Give everything a gentle mix. See that the base of the Instant Pot is well deglazed.
instant pot pudina pulao rice ready to serve.
Close the lid, set the valve to SEALING. Select mode to RICE MODE where time is auto-set by the gadget. [Or else] set the mode to PRESSURE COOK with time to 5 mins. When its done, IP will beep, then open the lid only after NPR (natural pressure release).
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Using a fork, gently fluff up the rice and then serve. Done!!

Tips:

  • Basmati Rice suits best here, but tastes good even with any other rice variety.
  • Cashew Nuts can also be added while frying the onions.
  • Adjust the salt and spice as per your taste.
  • Storage: You can store this, Mint Carrot Pulao Rice, up to a week, in the fridge and just re-heat before serving.
  • At room temperature, this one pot meal stays good up to 1 or 2 days.

Result:

  • Obviously, the flavour of mint is dominating the dish and that turns out to be the positive effect too.
  • The carrots in between the rice, added sweetness to it.
  • It has become my kids favourite rice recipe for school lunch box, and good for me.
  • We had freshly made raita from homemade curds/yogurt as a side. That made a complete meal.
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Mint and Carrot Pulao Rice / Pudina Carrot Rice (Stove Top, Instant Pot)

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South Indian style, one pot vegan, family friendly meal / dinner recipe using fresh mint leaves and carrot. Recipe below has both stove top and Instant Pot methods with step wise pics, tips.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Spice Blender / Grinder / Mixie.
  • Frying pan (for stove-top method)
  • Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker (for IP method)

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Basmati Rice (uncooked)
  • 1 cup Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 4 count Carrots (medium size)
  • 4 tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 2 count Onions (medium size)
  • 6 count Green Chillies
  • 1 inch piece Ginger piece
  • 4 cloves Garlic (optional)
  • 1 count Star Anise
  • 2 count Cinnamon Sticks / Dalchini
  • 4 count Cardamon / Elaichi
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns / Miriyalu
  • 4 count Cloves / Lavang
  • 4 count Bay Leaves
  • as per taste Salt
  • 10 count Cashew Nuts (optional)
  • as required Water (for cooking)

Instructions
 

PREP WORK (common for both methods):

  • Wash the mint leaves.
    Peel and grate (or very finely chop) the carrots. 
    Slit the green chillies length wise.
    Chop the ginger, garlic and slice the onions.
  • Put a frying pan on stove top under medium flame.
    Take the mint leaves into grinder / mixie along with green chillies to make fine paste.
    Optional step: Before grinding, Dry roast the mint leaves until they wilt and change to dark colour.

STOVE TOP METHOD COOKING using COOKED RICE:

  • Get the rice cooked and keep it ready.
    You might see this link from my blog: https://vegcookbook.net/2020/10/23/how-to-cook-rice-perfectly-instant-pot-stove-top/
  • Put a frying pan on stove top under medium flame.
    Add oil and let it heat.
    Add & Sauté all these spices for 30 secs -> bay leaves, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, chopped ginger, chopped garlic.
  • Add the onion slices, fry them until they soften.
    And then add the grated carrot.
    Fry the grated carrot for 3-4 mins.
    Then add the salt, mint paste and simmer for 1 min.
  • Now, add the cooked rice to the pan.
    Give everything a thorough mix, put it on flame for 3-4 mins, until the dish warms up.
    Then switch off and serve. Done!

INSTANT POT METHOD COOKING using UNCOOKED RICE:

  • Wash the Basmati rice thoroughly 2 to 3 times.
    Add fresh water until the rice is soaked, leave it for at least 20 mins.
    Later drain the soaked water before cooking.
  • Switch ON the Instant Pot.
    Set the IP>> Mode to Sauté, Time to 5 mins.
    Add all these>> Chopped Onions, Chopped Ginger-Garlic, Bay leaves, Cinnamon Stick, Cardamom, Cloves, Black Peppercorn, Star Anise.
    Stir fry until the IP BEEPS.
  • Now, add all the carrot pieces / grated carrot and mint paste.
    Just give a mix.
  • Next, transfer all the soaked rice into the Instant pot (drain the soaked water).
    Add water (2½ cups) and enough salt.
    Give everything a gentle mix.
    See that the base of the Instant Pot is well deglazed.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to SEALING.
    Select mode to RICE MODE where time is auto-set by the gadget. [Or else] set the mode to PRESSURE COOK with time to 5 mins.
    When its done, IP will beep, then open the lid only after NPR (natural pressure release).
  • Using a fork, gently fluff up the rice and then serve. Done!!

Notes

Please see the MAIN POST for recipe with step wise PICS & TIPS!
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