Sunday, August 27, 2006

Aloo Pudina Baath (Potato mint rice)

Being a vegetarian, Iam often asked, "So what is it that you eat...just vegetables???". Well, not exactly....I also eat roots and leaves. Hey, that was just my attempt at humour :-))
Anyways, take a look at what I've does have leaves in a root vegetable...potato.

Mint plays a major role in Indian cuisine. It is recognised by Ayurveda practitioners to have several health benefits and has been used for ages in treating muscle and joint pains.
I love it for its aroma....there's nothing that compares to the crisp, refreshing scent of fresh mint leaves.
The recipe itself is very simple as far as the making goes....

What you need:
Mint leaves - 1 small bunch
Potato - 1, peeled and chopped
Ginger - a small piece
Garlic - 1 clove
Green chillies - 2 or 3(adjust to your taste)
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Rice - 1 cup
Lemon juice(optional)

Cook rice and keep aside. Grind mint, coconut, green chillies, ginger and garlic to a smooth paste. Heat some oil in a pan. Add diced potatoes and stir on medium heat until potatoes are golden brown. Now add the ground paste and salt. Stir for a minute or two until moisture is absorbed. Now add the cooked rice. Mix everything together until the rice is completely coated with the mixture. Add a few drops of lemon juice. Stir and serve hot.

This is my entry to Kalyn's Weekend Herb Blogging hosted this week by Genie of The Inadvertent Gardener.


Genie said...

Jayashree, this sounds really delicious! I'm definitely going to give it a try -- I've been looking for a great way to use some of our mint, and we just picked up some chilies at the farmer's market this past weekend. Thanks for the WHB submission!

The Inadvertent Gardener

Zi Abraham said...

Chaya...will have wait for at least some months before I will have a kitchen to do all this....

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Ashwini said...

Love mint so this definitely sounds good to me

Kalyn said...

Welcome to Weekend Herb Blogging. This does sound delicious. I have quite a bit of mint in my garden and it's nice to find a new way to use it.

sher said...

That looks quite wonderful!! I have lots of mint taking over my backyard now--so I will happily use it to make your recipe! Thanks.

Lana said...

tks.... i enjoyed it, it was so simple and easy to do