Methi Pulao

    50 mins

    This is delicious & healthy rice dish.


    Karnataka, India
    3 people made this

    Serves: 5 

    • 500g Rice
    • 5 cloves, 1" cinnamon stick, 4 cardamom, 2 bay leaf ...Whole garam masala
    • 1 large bunch Methi leaves Fresh
    • 2 tablespoons Ginger garlic paste
    • 5 number Green chilles
    • 2 large Onions
    • 2 large Tomatos
    • 2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
    • 2 tablespoons Ghee
    • Salt To taste
    • 20 Number Cashew
    • 1 tablespoon Garam masala powder (optional)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Clean the methi leaves and wash thrice directly in the tap water then grind into a fine paste by adding water and then strain it into a vessel. Keep the methi juice aside. Wash and soak the rice for half an hour.
    2. Cut the Onions, green chillies, tomatos and keep aside.
    3. In a pressure pan take ghee and put in whole garam masala fry for a while then add cashew.
    4. Add greenchilles, onions fry them till onions are golden brown then add ginger garlic paste fry it for a few minutes and then add tomatos, red chilli power, turmeric and fry it till the ghee seperates, then add garam masala powder and mix it well
    5. Add methi juice and required water (methi juice (along with water) and rice ratio should be 2:1)
    6. When the water is boiling add soaked rice and salt to taste. Cover it with lid and after one whistle turn off the gas. The healthy and tasty methi pulao is ready to eat.


    Recipe Tips: Made best with Jeera rice.

    Serving suggestion

    Best had with raitha of your choice or chicken curry

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    It would be better if methi leaves are chopped fine (as in the olden recipes of Karnataka). They would retain the fibre in them (roughage).  -  18 Jan 2011


    Healthy rice dish  -  23 Dec 2010