Pudhina Pistachio Pulav ( Mint and Pistha Pulav) with Garlic Chips Raitha

Pudhina Pistachio Pulav

Very recently I made this Pulav for a get together at home. It was a big Hit . Everyone enjoyed this Pulav with Garlic Chips Raitha. Green colour is always pleasant. Nice to the eye. I have used pistachios in the masala paste. Mint or Pudhina is a popular herb available throughout the year. Mint is a great appetiser and promotes digestion. Do try these recipes. Happy Cooking . 


Cooked Basmathi rice – 2 cups

Beans – ( chopped and boiled ) – 1 cup

Boiled green peas – 1 cup

Sliced onions – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Sugar – 1 teaspoon

Grind To A Fine Paste

Chopped mint leaves – 3/4 cup

Chopped green coriander leaves – 3/4 cup

Chopped pistachios – 2 tablespoons

Chopped green chillies – 2

Chopped garlic – 4 flakes

Chopped ginger – 1 tablespoon

Cloves – 2

Cardamom -1

Cinnamon – 1 small piece

Saunf – 1/2 teaspoon

Grind all the above mentioned ingredients to a fine paste with little water.

To Season

Ghee – 2 tablespoons

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Shahjeera –  1/2 teaspoon

To Garnish

Lemon Juice – 2 tablespoons


Heat a big pan. Season. First fry the sliced onions on sim flame. When the onions turn transparent, add the ground paste. Fry on sim flame. Once the raw smell goes, add salt to taste, sugar and the boiled green peas and beans. Mix gently. Add the cooked Basmathi rice. Sauté on sim flame for 5 minutes. Switch off the stove. Mix gently. Add the lemon juice and mix gently. Serve hot with Garlic Chips Raitha . 

Chef’s Tips

1) Mix the cooked rice grains with a fork. The grains will be intact .

2) Switch off the stove and then add the lemon juice. Do not heat the rice after adding the lemon juice. The taste will change. It will become bitter .





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