Wednesday, February 6, 2008



Methi Rice has been everyone's favourite at home. All our friends and guests just love this Methi rice. As I don't get methi leaves here I use kasuri methi.
From long time some of my friends were asking me to post so, here goes the recipe which I learnt from my mother.

1 bunch of Methi leaves/fenugreek leaves- Clean and separate the leaves
1 small cup of fresh green peas
2 cups of Basmati rice -soak for 30min
1 meduim size onion -thinly sliced
1 cardamom
2 cinnamon pieces
2 cloves
2tbspn oil
1tspn lemon juice
salt as per taste

For grinding
3 green chillies-
1 tbsp of garlic-ginger paste
2 cloves
2 cinnamon pieces
2tbspn of fresh corriander-coarsely chopped
1tspn. corriander powder

1.In a pan, heat oil on medium flame add all the spice
2.Add sliced onions and cook them till they become translucent.
3.Add fresh methi and saute
4.Add green peas
5.Add grinded masala and saute for a min.
6.(If you are using kasuri methi instead of fresh methi -add now and saute.)
7.Add rice, water, salt and lemon juice.

Note:The proportion of basmathi rice is to water is 1:1.2 i.e., 1cup rice :1.2 cup of water.

Serve it hot with raitha.

Raitha Recipe
1 small Cumcuber finely chopped
1 cup yogurt
5-6 baby tomatoes-diced
1 small onion chopped
2 green chillies remove seeds and slit
Salt as per taste
Fresh chopped corriander for garnishing

Whip the curd, add chopped cucumber, chopped onion, diced baby tomatoes, green chillies, add salt as per taste and garnish with fresh chopped corriander.


Anonymous said...

Yumm... just made the methi polao today, the smell of all the spices was wonderful .. thank you for sharing.

Sowmya said...

hey,yummy..tasty..thanks for sharing :) Please share if you have any other recipes too :)

Anonymous said...

You did not say how much kasuri methi to use?

sushma said...

i prepared husband liked it...thanks for sharing

Prashish said...

2tbspn. of kasuri methi can be added if you are not using fresh methi.