Friday, October 23, 2009

Methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) pulao

Rice - 1 cup
Garlic -5-6 flakes
Big Onions - 2
Green chillies -2-3
Methi (fenugreek ) leaves -3 bunches
Fresh cooked peas -1/2 cup
Salt - as required
Cinnamon -1 inch piece
Cloves -2 -3
Ghee or oil - 2-3 Tblsps

Ingredients for frying and powdering:
Tuar dal (red gram dal) -2 tsps
Curry leaves -few
Red chillies - 7-8
Coriander seeds - 3tsps
Cumin Jeera seeds -3 tsps
Black peppercorns - 2 tsps
Mustard seeds - 1 tblsp
Fry everything in a little oil and powder them together

Soak rice for 10 minutes.
Cut onions into 1 inch pieces
Peel garlic.
Cut methi (fenugreek) leaves finely and wash them thoroughly.
Heat oil in a pan and fry masala spices and then garlic.
Add onions and fry till crisp.
Continue frying with methi leaves till moisture is absorbed.
Add cooked peas and mix thoroughly.
Add rice and fry for few more minutes.
Pour 2 cups of boiling water with salt and the powdered masalas,and cook for 10 minutes
After the methi pulao is cooked remove from fire and garnish with cashew nuts.
Now serve this with the raitha of your choice.
The raita can be cucumber, onion , or mixed raitha.


  1. this is yummy...and a good 1 pot dish..

  2. Love this sort of pulao with greens, yumm!

  3. Looks wonderful! Wish i could have a cup of this for lunch!

  4. Looks gr8. Would try too... But I hardly do...But would still try to...some day....

    Lots of Love,

  5. First time in ur blog.I havn't tried this pulav till now.Will definetly do this healthy pulav soon.

  6. I love methi, too bad It's hard for me to find good fresh methi here... rice looks delicious, nice entry :)