Mint Pulao in Instant Pot

Another day, another Instant pot recipe. 🙂 We tried making this delicious mint pulao and it turned out great. Absolutely loved the mint flavor, simple yet delicious! Check out other instant pot recipes here. Here’s the recipe for min pulao if you would want to try.

You will need 
  • Mint- 1 bunch
  • Rice- 2.5 cups
  • Peas- 1 cup
  • Coconut- 1/2 cup
  • Green chili- 5
  • Onion- 2 ( 1.5 onions thinly sliced, keep the rest for grinding)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Cashews- a fistful
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil/ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder- 2 tsp
  • Bay leaf- 2
  • Cloves- 3
  • Cinnamon- 2
  • Cardamom- 2
  1. Grind mint leaves, half a onion, chilies and coconut into a smooth paste.
  2. Click on the ‘saute’ mode, add in oil/ghee to the inner pot and add in cumin seeds, cashews and all the spices(bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom).
  3. Add in sliced onions and fry until it turns soft, add in ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  4. Add in the ground mint paste and mix well and let it fry well until the raw smell goes away.
  5. Add in peas and garam masala and mix well. Turn off the ‘saute’ mode.
  6. Add in washed & drained rice and mix well.
  7. Add in a 4.5 cups of water, salt and mix well. 
  8. Close the lid and make sure it’s secured well, turn the valve into ‘sealing’ mode. Click on ‘manual’ and set the time for 10 minutes and do a quick release once it’s done.

Note- I used regular Sona masoori, so the ratio is 1 cup rice : a little less than 2 cups waterIf you’re going to use basmati rice, then 1 cup rice- 1.25 cups water should be good. 

Let me know if you try it and I hope you like it. 🙂
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