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Simple Pudina Sadam without Coconut | Mint leaves Rice | Lunchbox Recipe

Pudina Sadam or Mint Rice is one of the easy to make mint flavoured tasty rice delicacy of South India which is very healthy and tasty lunchbox recipe. This aids in good digestion and also increases appetite or the sense of hunger. Here in this recipe we prepare a chutney for Pudina Sadam which can be refrigerated for 5 days and can be just tossed with hot white rice whenever needed. Try this and enjoy with your family.

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Ingredients for making Pudina Sadam 

Cooked Rice - 2 cups.
Mint leaves- 2 cups
Green chillies- 4
A handful of garlic
A sprig of curry leaves
Thick Tamarind juice - 5 tbsp.
Chopped Onions - 1 cup
Salt to taste

For seasoning

Groundnut oil- 2 tbsp.
mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp.
curry leaves- a few

Method for making Pudina Sadam 

1. Heat oil in a pan. Add the add the urad dal when the dal turns brown add the slit green chillies and the curry leaves saute well. 

2. Now add peeled garlic and saute well till they become light brown in colour. 

3. Add the cleaned and chopped pudina leaves with the stems removed and saute well in high heat till you get a good flavour of pudina. At this stage add 5 tbsps of thick tamarind juice. Saute well and switch off the flame.

4. Allow the ingredients to cool and then grind this with required salt to a smooth chutney.

5. Heat oil and ghee in a kadai splutter the mustard seeds, add the urad dal and when it turns brown add curry leaves and finely chopped onions, saute well add the cooked rice and then add the required amount of chutney and mix well.

 Serve Pudina Rice with any South Indian Varuval or Vadai.

Simple Pudina Sadam

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