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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pudina Rice with Soya Granules

Cooking Time Required: 10-15 mins
Cost of Preparation: 12-15 rupees

Ingredients: Rice (1 cup), Nutrela soya granules ( 1/3 cup ), onion ( 1/2 , small ), green
chilli ( 1 no ), cut mint leaves ( 2 tbs ), cut coriander leaves ( 1 tbs ), cumin seeds ( 1/6 tsp), fennel seeds ( 1/6 tsp), mustard seeds ( a pinch ), salt, oil ( 1 tsp ).

Preparation: Grind the onion along with the green chilli, coriander leaves and mint
leaves and keep aside for 15-20 mins( this will neutralize the raw onion smell).

Cooking: Cook the rice with salt and 2 cups water in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle. One can also cook rice in a open vessel if one is not pressed for time.

Keep aside and allow to cool down completely.

At the same time boil the soya granules with a little bit of salt for 5 mins. Drain and allow to cool down. Squeeze out any remaining water.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add the cumin, fennel & mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

Add the boiled soya and fry for 2-3 mins.

Add the paste and stir for 30-40 secs. Add the cooked rice. Sprinkle salt and stir for 3-4 mins. Add a few mint leaves and remove from fire.

Serve with curd and fried chicken/stir fried veggies.

Note: The low spice content & presence of mint ( pudina) makes it an ideal lunch-box
option during the hot indian summers.


  1. This is an easy and simple lunch box meal.. super healthy !

  2. Very easy to prepare and tasty looking combination.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Yumm, would love to have this rice for my dinner, love soya in anything..

  4. pudina rice looks so delicious...nice recipe..:)

  5. what a splendid mix of flavors! yummy!

  6. love the mint rice..adding soya is great way to make it more healthy

  7. This is a great recipe...perfect for lunch box and soya makes it so much healthy.

  8. Wow recently I bought soya granules. Loved this rice a lot. Will try this soon.

  9. What a flavourful rice ..YUM YUM , great lunch, great for tiffin box too

  10. Wow! I love the minty green flavor of the rice, really ideal for a hot summer meal!

  11. Very Very Yummy recipe and healthy too!

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