Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quick Rice Dishes : Methi Pulao | Methi Rice | Fenugreek Rice Recipe

Methi is a very popular green herb which is also commonly known as fenugreek leaves in English, menthe soppu in Kannada, menthe akulu in Telugu. The leaves have a strong flavor and slightly bitter taste. They are used in making a lot of dishes in India. Fenugreek leaves add a lot of nutrition and is rich source of protein, iron, calcium, vitamins and potassium. Here is a quick recipe of Methi Rice.

Servings: 4

  • 1 cup Basmathi rice
  • 1 table spoon Fennel seeds
  • 2 medium size finely chopped Onion
  • 2 medium size finely chopped Tomato
  • 1 cup finely chopped Methi leaves
  • 1/3 rd peeled Green peas
  • 1 inch long piece finely grated Ginger
  • 7 to 8 finely chopped Garlic pods (optional)
  • 2 medium size finely chopped green chillies
  • Salt as per taste
  • ¾  table spoon Jeera powder
  •  ¾ table spoon Garam Masala powder
  • 1 table spoon Oil

  • Soak rice for 20 minutes. Drain the water completely and keep it aside.
  • Break off the Methi leaves, wash them twice with clean water, chop them finely and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadai.
  • Fry fennel seeds, finely chopped green chillies, ginger, garlic (optional) and finely chopped onion till the onion turns light brown.
  • Now add finely chopped tomato and green peas. Fry for 2 minutes.
  • Now add jeera poder and garam masala powder and fry for a while.
  • Add rice to it and sauté for a minute.
  • Now add chopped Methi leaves and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 2 cup water and salt. Close the lid and let the rice cook.

  • Tasty Methi Pulao is ready. 


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