Pudina Recipes

Mint is one of the most commonly used herbs. It is used in a number of culinary preparations. Many beverage and biryani recipes use mint and it adds a lot of freshness to the dish or beverage it is used for. I love the coolness it has. The best part is that mint can be used in its fresh form as well as its dried form. Further mint is easily available, in fact nowadays; it is available around the year. Also, it is very easy to grow mint at home. We too have a mint plant. Pudina is not only a flavoring agent; it can also play the role of the main ingredient. There is a number of Pudina Recipes that can be prepared. Recipes with pudina are not only delish to relish but are also packed with the health benefits of this herb. Before proceeding with the Pudina Recipes, let’s have a look at the health benefits of mint.

Health Benefits of Mint

Mint is packed with nutrients. It has many antibacterial, antiseptic, as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore it can be useful in a number of ways. Following are a few of the health benefits of pudina:

Helps in digestion: In India, there is this very popular tablet used to cure indigestion issues. It is called pudin hara. It is packed with the goodness of mint which simply shows and means that mint aids the process of digestion. It soothes an upset belly and works in case of irritable bowel syndrome too.

Helps to treat cold and cough: This point reminds me of one more of India’s favorite cold reliever i.e. Vicks. It is available in form of vapo rubs, inhalers, etc. The same is at times, packed with the goodness of mint. And it is so because mint has the properties to clear congestion. So if you have a cranky throat or a runny nose, try having some mint tea. It might help.

Cures Headache: You know balms, don’t you? Balms too, use the goodness of mint. The cooling property of mint helps to cure headaches and gives much relief. It also helps to feel better if you are having nausea. You can sip some mint lemonade and feel so much good.

Having discussed the health benefits of Mint, now it is time to discuss a few Pudina Recipes and there are many more coming shortly on the blog:

Pudina Recipes:

Pudina Chutney: This has to be the easiest pudina recipes ever. It calls for a few ingredients and takes very little time and is the best way to add this herb to your diet. Pudina ki chutney is a condiment prepared using fresh mint leaves, combined with onions, zinged with lemon juice, and spiced with green chilies. Pudina chutney recipe is very simple and easy to make, like most of the chutney recipes.

View the recipe here.pudina chutney recipe

Mint Tea: Tea with added flavours and refreshment is mint tea. Chai is one of the most popular Indian recipes. Generally, tea is a combination of milk, water, tea powder and sugar. It is flavoured in many ways. One of which is by using mint leaves.

View the recipe here.mint tea

Mint Raita: This yogurt based pudina recipe is sure to be loved by you. Yogurt infused with mint is pudina raita. It is very refreshing and has a cooling effect, just perfect for summers. However, I even relish it during winters with hot stuffed parathas etc.

View the recipe here.pudina raita recipe

Pudina Paratha: As the name suggests pudina paratha is a paratha, i.e. shallow fried Indian flatbread, which bursts with the flavors of mint. Further it is a lachha paratha recipe too. The paratha has crisp and prominent layers which makes it an absolute delight.

View the recipe here.pudina paratha

Other than the above-mentioned recipes, mint is also used in the following recipes

Aam Panna: Aam Panna Recipe is a beverage made with raw mangoes, mint leaves, sugar, and some spices. It is very helpful during the hot summer days. It protects the body from the heat. It is a great thirst quencher.

View the recipe here.

Lemon Tea: Lemon iced tea is a cold beverage prepared by brewing loose tea in water and flavoring with the very refreshing lemon juice and giving a hint of fresh mint leaves.

View the recipe here.

Biryani: No biryani recipe is complete without a few mint leaves in the layers.

View the recipe here.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.