Monday, January 28, 2013

Methi Rice/ Fenugreek Leaves Pulao

Methi Rice is a flavorful rice dish with a perfect blend of spices and a slight bitterness and aromatic fresh Fenugreek Leaves. Its a very simple flavored rice dish which goes well with Onion Raita and some spicy semi dry or dry side dish like   Spicy Chicken Tava Fry

The hard part in this dish is cleaning the leafy vegetable - Methi. Once that is done,cooking this flavorful rice doesnot take much time. This is a perfect dish to go into the lunch boxes. "Healthy bhi Tasty bhi! "

So here's the recipe of simple Methi Flavored Rice or Methi Pulao


Methi Leaves - 1 bunch 

Basmati Rice - 2 cups

1 tbsp Oil 

1 tbsp Ghee

Salt to taste

Haldi/ Turmeric Powder - Optional

Green Chillies - 3 slit

Cloves - 5-6

Cinnamon Stick - 2 inch piece

Peppercorns - 7-8

Bay Leaves - 1 

Onion - 1 big sized, finely chopped

Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp

Cardamom/ Green Elachi - 2 

Cashewnuts - 8-10


1. Clean the Methi( Fenugreek) leaves, wash it and chop it finely. Keep aside.

2. Wash and soak basmatic rice for 15-20 mins. 

3. Heat 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee in a cooker. Add some Cashewnuts and roast them. Remove them and save some for garnishing.

4. Now add Cinnamon stick, bayleaves, cloves and peppercorn. Saute it for a minute.

5. Add chopped oinions and slit green chillies. Fry till onions turns translucent. 

6. Add Ginger- garlic paste and saute it for few seconds.

7. Now add the chopped fenugreek leaves and saute them till the leaves shrinks and gets half cooked.

8. Add 4 cups of water (for 2 cups of rice) and bring it to a boil.

9. Drain the water from the rice and add it to the cooker. Add salt to taste. Stir all once and then cover it with the cooker lid and allow it to cook for 1 whistle.

10. When done, mix once again gently and garnish with roasted Cashewnuts.

Serve it with Onion Raita and some spicy Veg or Non-veg side dish. 

Cook the rice in a dum style as you cook for biryani's else cook it in a cooker for quick preparation.
Adding 1 tbsp oil is optional. You can use 2 tbsp oil or 2 tbsp Ghee. 

Check out more rice dishes

Coriander Rice

Lemon Rice


  1. I love Methi combinations both veg & non-veg. Frankly, Methi - rice is new for me....will give it a try this week-end !!

  2. so delicious & a healthy recipe....

  3. I love methi rice. Yours look so good.....

  4. Very delicious..I can feel the aroma with the look of the click!!

  5. I wish I could reach thro' my computer for taste ! LOL ..:)
    I love this..
    Tasty Appetite