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Monday, January 30, 2012

Mint Rice & Mint Coconut Chutney

This dish has an excellent flavour and easy to prepare on any working day. Easy to pack lunch or you may prepare this as a light meal for supper.  I just love Mint flavored rice for its fresh taste and color and prepare it at least once a week at home.  This goes well with any kind of fresh salads, or best with Spicy Mint coconut chutney! Yummy…here is the picture to tempt you enough to try it in your kitchen.


Mint Flavoured Rice & Chutney
Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Serves: 4 people

3 cups / 500 gms. – Rice
6 cups water
½ bunch fresh Mint leaves
1 Big onion chopped
2 Green Chilies Slit into two
2 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste
1 Big lemon/lime
2 tbps  Refined oil
Coriander leaves for garnishing

Ingredients for Chutney:

1 cup grated coconut
3-4 green chilies
½ bunch mint leaves
4-5 strands of coriander leaves
½ inch or small ball of tamarind
½ inch ginger
Salt to taste


Heat the cooker/deep pan and add oil.  Add chopped onions,  green chilies and sauté for few minutes.  Add cleaned and chopped mint leaves and sauté for a minute or two.  Add a pinch of turmeric powder and stir.  Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute and add water immediately or it will burn the bottom.  Measure water in the same cup what you use for rice or the rice will get overcooked or undercooked. After adding water, wash the rice and add it to the cooker/pan. Add chopped coriander and juice of one lime into the cooker, add salt to taste and stir well.  Close the cooker lid and cook on medium flame for one whistle.  Take off the stove and wait till the steam gets cleared.  Open the cooker lid and mix the rice slightly till the mint flavor spreads evenly.  If you are using an open cooking pot, stir 1 or 2 times before the water dries up completely and reduce the flame, cook for couple of minutes. Turn of the stove and allow it to stand.

While you wait on the rice to get done, grind the chutney ingredients in a mixer/food processor into a coarse paste or according your desired consistency and season with Mastered seeds and curry leaves with a spoon of oil in a small kadai and tranfer them into the serving bowl and mix well.

Refreshing Mint Flavoured Rice and Spicy Chutney is ready to serve.  

I usually prepare fresh salad to go along with this rice, which is more healthy and easy and also saves me some time!!

Happy Cooking!! =)


  1. Thank you Kavi! It is simple but refreshing :) You have an amazing blog!


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