It was at my friend Mary's place that I first had Pudina pulao/Mint rice.I was there way past lunch time and Mary had 'conveniently' forgotten to tell her mother-in-law that I would be there after finishing my lunch.Her mother-in-law had especially prepared this for me knowing that I was a vegetarian and I didn't have the heart to say no when she offered lunch.
As my regular readers would know,I do not touch greens-based dishes with a barge pole[of course,it has changed to an extent now,after this and this].Mint was something I wasn't too fond of but the pulao was so good that I took a second helping[this after I had had my regular lunch!].I loved the fact that the mint taste was not too overpowering and it was very light compared to other pulaos.
I had this again at a lunch buffet at "Veg Nation",an upcoming vegetarian restaurant in Chennai where you literally have to queue up outside for their buffet.It was named Kaju Pudina Pulao in which we got a taste of crunchy toasted cashews in each bite.Now I HAD to try this.Pudina Pulao is a favorite of ours now,so flavorful and light.Try it and you'll know what I mean!!