Sunday, January 16, 2011

Methi Pulao-Methi Rice-Fenugreek rice

I love greens and make it a point to prepare greens at least 4 days a week as I strongly believe that we are what we eat. Here, we have methi (vendaya keerai) season now and we get fresh greens at our doorstep. So here I am with another methi recipe. I prepare methi rice in two ways - One is this onion tomato base and another is using South Indian masala which I will post soon. Both are very tasty and delicious and a great way to include greens in our diet. Do try this and you will love it. You can also pack it for lunch with any raitha/pachadi as side dish.

Methi Pulao
Methi Pulao-How to make Methi rice

Ingredients needed

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 2
Tomato - 3
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Methi leaves - 1 cup tightly packed
(take the leaves alone, discard the stem )
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee/Butter - 1 tsp
Salt as required

For the seasoning

Jeera/cumin seeds -1 tsp
Sombu/fennel seeds -1 tsp
Bay leaf -1

Spice powder

Coriander powder -2 tsp
Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Garam masala -3/4 tsp

Preparation

Chop onion and tomatoes.

Soak rice for 20 minutes. Drain the water completely .

Heat a tsp of ghee/butter and fry the drained rice for a few minutes. Keep it aside.This step is optional but it does give an additional flavor.

methi rice-fenugreek rice
Method

1.Heat oil, add cumin seeds, fennel seeds and bay leaf ,when jeera splutters, add chopped onions and saute till it turns transparent.

2.The add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more seconds.

3.Add all the dry powder given under spice powder.

4.Add tomatoes and saute for a few more minutes followed by methi leaves .
Saute well till the leaves wilt.

5.Add needed salt , 2 cups of boiling water and rice to it .
Tips - to check if the salt added is right, taste the water and see.

6.Pressure cook for 3 whistles.

(If rice cooker is used for cooking, transfer everything to a rice cooker and switch on the cooking mode.)

Serve it hot with raitha or chips. It will be heavenly.

More Methi/Fenugreek Recipes

Methi Paratha

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.

48 comments:

  1. yummy looking rice...and healthy too...and the tomato basket looks so cute.
    Reva

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  2. beautifully made Padhu. love methi pulao.

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  3. Such a healthy and yummy rice...love it..

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  4. Pulao is looking awesome! methi is making it so much nutritious :)

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  5. very healthy dish,have not tried methi in rice so far,must try.very cute tomato carving too!

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  6. methi is one of my fav cooking ingredients and your methi pulav looks simply fabulous n sure it tastes as good it looks

    Super Yummy Recipes

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  7. I love this very much..very nice recipe!

    US Masala

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  8. Looks so delish wish i had this for dinner.

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  9. seems to be delicious & love to have some

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  10. Simple rice, sounds wonderful :)

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  11. Looks nice Padhu. Half the time I forget that there are simple and healthy recipes like this I can make in no time. Good to be a part of blogging world.

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  12. wow..thats was healthy n yummy combo padhu..happy ponggal!

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  13. Methi pulao looks delicious nice recipe.

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  14. Truly divine.....too tempting to resist...

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  15. very healthy and delicious.....

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  16. Love methi rice...loooks really yumm

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  17. Tempting healthy dish...good combo.

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  18. nice dish.

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    Ally

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  19. Very nutritious and I find this very aromatic also...that's a cute tomato basket Padhu.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  20. Yummy methi pulao and that tommato basket is soo cute...

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  21. its near 12midnight here and after seeing yours, i feel hungry.... really superb dear...

    Event: Dish Name Starts with E
    Learning-to-cook
    Regards,
    Akila

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  22. Nutritious and yummy pulao,tempting dish.

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  23. Such a flavourful rice dear!!! Am soooo hungry right now! :D

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  24. Got to try the pulao version with methi, this one looks yum!

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  25. i want to try this for a long time.looks nice

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  26. Never tried methi pulav before..Looks healthy and yummy..

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  27. looks perfect and delicious dear....

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  28. Looks delicious... I love pulao and this has made me hungry!!

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  29. I cannot wait to try this recipe out -- looks mouth-watering and healthy....I am constantly amazed by the number of talented, creative people in my food blog world :))

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  30. awesome...you do have a variety collection of yummy recipes..
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty appetite

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  31. You make it awesome Padhu! I love the flavor of methi leaves so much and you add another tasty dish in my menu!

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  32. The methi pulao looks yummy!! You have a lovely blog and thanks for visting my blog!!!

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  33. your rice dish sounds so good and healthy.
    thanks for sharing.
    hope you're having a wonderful weekend

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  34. This recipe was fantastic! I had a hankering for Methi Pulao after tasting it in India years ago. I worried that the conventional measurements would be off (as I have often experienced with "by eye" cooks turning their food into recipes), but it was perfect! Honestly, some of the best Indian food I have ever made at home and super easy. Thanks for sharing! I'll have a look at other recipes on your site.

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  35. Very very simple and tasty recipe. Adding boiling water is an amazing trick to keep methi from turning bitter! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Wow...a tasty and relishing recipe using healthy mehti leaves....Thanks!!!

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  37. just love ur receipes.........padhu

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  38. Im a big fan of almost all of ur recipes..I have tried many of them as well..It has always come out really well as well..:) love ur recipes..seem so simple when compared to many others..I have bookmarked and saved in favourites many of the recipes I tried and tested..thanks a lot for padhuskitchen..

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  39. Hi Padhu,

    I am an avid reader of your food blog. I have tried several recipes and experimented with them as well. Today my daughter begins her full day school and like every working mom I had this challenge of making a healthy, nutritious and fresh meal for her.

    I made this pulao today and it tasted awesome, more for the simplicity and practicality. I must say, I made the masala yesterday and stored it in the fridge. Just made rice in the morning and mixed it well. Saves a lot of time.

    Thanks for your innovative ideas!

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  40. Hi padhu,shall i use dry methi leaves

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    1. Fresh methi should be used for this rice. Dry methi leaves for this recipe will not be good.

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