Pudina Aur Dhaniya Chawal (Mint and coriander-flavoured rice)

Pudina Aur Dhaniya Chawal (Mint and coriander-flavoured rice

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Servings: 4
Calories: 650


  • 14 oz Rice Basmati, washed, soaked in water for 30 minutes, drained
  • 1/2 tsp Saffron kesar
  • 3 1/2 oz Ghee / Vegetable'oil
  • 1 Cinnamon dalchini, 2 inch stick
  • 4 Cloves laung
  • 2 tsp Ginger adrak, minced
  • 11 oz Yoghurt dahi, whisked
  • 1 Onion large, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Green coriander hara dhaniya, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Mint pudina leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp White pepper safed mirch powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Put the drained rice in a pan and add water to just about cover it. Add saffron and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain all the excess water. Keep aside.
  • Heat the ghee / oil in a wok (kadhai); add cinnamon stick and cloves. Saute until they crackle. Add ginger and stir. Add the drained rice and stir until it is well coated with the oil. Add the yoghurt, onion, green coriander, mint leaves, white pepper powder, and salt. Cook, covered, on very low heat until the rice is cooked and the yoghurt is absorbed.
Calories: 650 kcal
Carbohydrates: 88 g
Protein: 10 g
Fat: 28g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 46 mg
Potassium: 304 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 5 g
Vitamin A: 156 IU
Vitamin C: 3 mg
Calcium: 150 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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