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  Contributed By: Ramya Kumar
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Ingredients
Rice - 1 cup
Pudina/ Mint Leaves - 1 cup( 1 small bunch)
Green Peas - 1/4 cup
Onion-1
Green chilli- 2 nos
Cloves - 2
Elaichi - 1
Cinnamon - 1 small
Coriander leaves - few
Ghee - 3 tsp
Water - 2 cups

Cooking Instructions
* Cut onion Lengthwise, wash and cut pudina leaves.
* Heat ghee in a kadai and add cloves, elaichi and cinnamon and let it splutter. Then add green chilli to this.
* Add the chopped onions to this.
* Fry the onions till it becomes golden brown.
* Add mint leaves and saute the same. Once the leaves become soft add green peas to this. Fry for 2 mins.
* Add the washed rice and saute for a minute. Add coriander leaves and salt.
* Transfer the contents into pressure cooker and add the water. ( 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice)
* Cook till 3 whistles and once it is done, add some ghee on top of it before serving.

Tips:
1)You can garnish with fried cashew nuts for flavor
2)Mint leaves, green chilli and coriander leaves can be made into a paste also
3)Garlic can be added for enhanced taste.
4)Basmati rice can be used instead of normal rice.

This can be served with cucumber or carrot raita and pappad.



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