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Mint Rice and Cucumber Raita

Posted Nov 26 2008 11:14am


Rice with the refreshing flavor of mint

Serves : 4
Time required – 25 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup ( 200 g ) rice , washed and soaked for 30 minutes
2 tablespoon ( 30 g ) ghee
1 teaspoon ( 5 g) cumin seeds
2 (100 g ) onions , chopped fine
1 teaspoon ( 5 g ) salt
50 g mint leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
Garam masala for garnishing
4 cloves
2 cardamom
2.5 cm cinnamon
6 peppercorns
2 bay leaves

Method

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker , add the whole garam masala and cumin seeds and fry for a minute. Add onions and fry four more minutes.

Add the soaked rice and fry for five minutes on low heat. Add salt, two cup water and mint leaves. Pressure cook till one whistle. Switch off the gas. Open the pressure cooker and sprinkle lime juice over. Serve hot with cucumber raita.

Cucumber raita
A perfect accompaniment for rich dishes

Serves : 4
Time required : 5 minutes

You will need

750 g cucumbers, grated
500 g thick curd
½ teaspoon salt
2 green chillies, chopped fine
3 spring mint leaves, ground to a paste
5 g coriander leaves, chopped fine
½ teaspoon cumin powder

Method

Drain out excess water from the cucumber. Beat the curd . Add salt, cucumber , green chillies and mint paste. Mix well . Garnish with coriander leaves and cumin powder. Refrigerate till serving time .
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