methi pulao recipe | methi rice recipe | fenugreek rice recipe

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methi pulao recipe | methi rice recipe | fenugreek rice recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. a healthy and flavourful rice or pulao recipe prepared from fresh methi leaves or fenugreek leaves. an ideal lunch box recipe or which can also be relished for dinner and is typically eaten with raita and or any dal recipe.
methi pulao recipemethi pulao recipe | methi rice recipe | fenugreek rice recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. there are several ways the methi pulao or methi rice is prepared. out of all simple methi fried rice which is known as methi pulao. the other is tomato mixed in fenugreek leaves and mixed with cooked rice which is popularly known as tomato methi rice. in this recipe post we would learn how to make healthy and simple methi pulao.

i have shared quite few methi recipes till now which includes, methi paratha, methi malai paneer, methi thepla and few others. the main reason i try to share more and more methi recipes because of the health benefits the fresh methi leaves has to offer. it is rich in iron, vitamin and calcium. moreover it also helps to reduce the bad cholesterol and improves liver and heart health. it is also believed that methi leaves are good for skin and long and black hair. certainly these reasons are more than sufficient to include methi recipes or methi pulao in your daily diet.

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furthermore, some important tips and suggestions for a perfect healthy methi rice recipe. firstly, never chop methi or fenugreek leaves to methi pulao or methi rice recipe. pluck the leaves from them stem and then add, otherwise it may release its bitterness. secondly if you wish to completely avoid the bitterness of methi leaves, than soak it in salt water for 10-15 mins before using it. lastly, i have added soaked rice in this recipe and i have cooked the rice with methi leaves. alternatively, you can directly add the leftover cooked rice and mix it with sautéed methi leaves.

finally i would like to highlight my other pulao recipes collection from my blog. this main includes, palak pulao, veg pulao, pudina pulao, carrot pulao, tomato pulao, coriander pulao and tawa pulao recipe. in addition do visit my other recipes collection boards like,

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Recipe type: pulao
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 3 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 17 pieces of paneer / cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
  • 5 cloves / lavang
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green chilli, slit
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp ginger - garlic paste
  • 1 cup methi leaves / fenugreek leaves
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 30 minutes
  • ¼ cup peas / matar, fresh / frozen
  • 2½ cups water
  • salt to taste
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, in a kadai heat ghee and roast paneer pieces.
  2. roast paneer till they turn golden brown. keep aside.
  3. further in the same kadai add in spices and saute till they turn aromatic.
  4. additionally, add in onions and saute well.
  5. now add chilli and ginger - garlic paste. saute well.
  6. furthermore, saute methi leaves till they shrink in size.
  7. now add turmeric and chilli powder. saute for a minute.
  8. add in 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 30 minutes.
  9. saute for a minute without breaking rice grains.
  10. now add peas, water and salt to taste.
  11. stir well and cover and cook till rice gets cooked well completely.
  12. now add roasted paneer and mix gently.
  13. finally, serve methi pulao with lemon and raita of your choice.


how to make methi pulao with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a kadai or cooker heat ghee and roast paneer pieces.
    methi pulao recipe
  2. roast paneer till they turn golden brown. keep aside.
    methi pulao recipe
  3. further in the same kadai or cooker add in 1 tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf, 1 star anise, ½ tsp black pepper, 1 inch cinnamon stick and 5 cloves. saute till they turn aromatic.
    methi pulao recipe
  4. additionally, add in onions and saute well.
    methi pulao recipe
  5. now add 1 green chilli and 1 tsp ginger – garlic paste. saute well till the raw aroma disappears.
    methi pulao recipe
  6. furthermore, saute 1 cup methi leaves till they shrink in size. make sure to separate the leaves and discard the stem. also do not chop methi as they makes pulao bitter.
    methi rice recipe
  7. now add ¼ tsp turmeric and ½ tsp chilli powder. saute for a minute.
    methi rice recipe
  8. add in 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 30 minutes.
    methi rice recipe
  9. saute for a minute without breaking rice grains.
    methi rice recipe
  10. now add ¼ cup peas, 2½ cups of water and salt to taste. if cooking in pressure cooker just add 2 cups of water.
    methi rice recipe
  11. stir well and cover and cook on low flame for 10 minutes. if cooking in pressure cooker then pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.
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  12. stir occasionally, so that rice gets cooked uniforms and doesn’t burn from bottom.
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  13. again cover and simmer for 8 minutes or till rice gets cooked well completely.
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  14. now add roasted paneer and mix gently.
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  15. finally, serve methi pulao with lemon and raita of your choice.
    methi rice recipe


notes:

  • firstly, add vegetables of your choice to make it more healthy.
  • also to cook in cooker, pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame adding just 2 cups of water.
  • additionally, add tomato to make slightly tangy tomato methi pulao recipe.
  • finally, methi pulao taste great when served with raita.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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