Mint-Soya bean rice

basmati rice            : 1 cup
mint/pudina leaves  :1 big bunch
coriander leaves      :1 handful 
cloves garlic            : 3-4 big cloves
garlic                      : 1/2 inch piece
green chillies           : 3-4
onion                      :1 big (sliced along the length)
oil                           : 2 tbspn
Ghee/clarified butter : 2 tbspn

Garam masalas: 
4   cloves
1   bay leaf
2" cinnemon stick
3  cardamon 
6  pepper corns

  • Wash the rice, drain water n keep aside for 15 mins.
  • Make the green masala paste by grinding coriander leaves, green chilly, ginger, garlic, 3/4th portion of pudina
  • Take some oil in pressure cooker vessel, once the oil is hot add all the garam masalas. Add sliced onions and fry nicely till onions turn golden brown 
  •  Now add the remaining 1/4th bunch of pudina leaves, keep frying till the raw smell of pudina disappears. it takes about 8-10 mins for onions n pudina to fry.
  •  add the green masala paste and fry again for 2-3 mins.Then add soya chunks and rice . Fry it for some time.
  • Add about 1 1/4 cup of water. Stir n ckeck for salt and chilly. Pressure cook till 1 whistle. turn off
  • Wait till the pressure is released completely n then open the lid. Add ghee and pluff up the rice grains gently with a fork
  • Serve hot with any raita.

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