Pudina rice paste
The history of Pudina in India is as tasty as all the recipes it is involved in. What is found wildly in Central Europe, came from Iranian cuisines like Moghul style biriyani to North India.
Pudina is popularly harvested in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Though it is used as a seasoning in North Indian gravies, it is made as a chutney or paste and comes as a rice dish in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, is very popular among the Brahmin community in the South.
The Andhra style grinds only mint leaves and sautés other ingredients like green chillies, cashew, onion and tomato, to which ground mint leaves and rice are added.
In Tamil Nadu mint is ground with coconut, garlic, green chilli and a bit of sugar and this paste is seasoned with urad dal, cashew, cinnamon and bay leaf, to which rice is added.
In Karnataka, it is pudina pulao, where after seasoning with star anise and bay leaf, onion, tomato, vegetables and ground pudina paste is added to raw rice and it is cooked.
A culinary travel in search of any one dish would drag you to at least two or three states in India.
Bachelors and working women who balance work with home, have a pudina paste in their kitchen so that a hectic day does not affect the next day’s cooking.
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