Thursday, May 26, 2011

Methi Matar Pulao

Methi or fenugreek is one of my favourite greens. I am sure my love for this bitter green will not diminish even if i had this everyday. When my vegetable vendor got these fresh bunch of fenugreek on Saturday, I just had to buy it. I had some fresh peas in the fridge, I decided to make this aromatic flavourful pulao for lunch. As expected, it turned out great. The bitter fenugreek complimented the sweet peas beautifully. The bitter methi and the sweet peas along with flavourful basmati rice is a match made in heaven.

Methi Matar Pulao recipe
Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 20min
serves- 4-5

Basmati rice- 2cups, washed and drained
Methi or fenugreek leaves- 2 cups packed, cleaned and chopped fine
Fresh or frozen peas- 1-1/2 cup
Coconut milk- about 1/2 cup
Onion- 1large, chopped fine
Ginger-garlic paste- 1tsp
Salt to taste
Green chilli- 1, slit
Ghee- 2tbsp
Bay leaves- 2
Jeera or cumin seeds- 1  tsp
Garam masala- 1 pinch
To be ground to a powder:
Cinnamon- 1" pice
Cloves- 3
Cardamom- 3
Pepper corns- 5-6
Badi laung or marati moggu- 1, optional

  • Heat oil in a wok and add the cumin seeds.
  • Once they turn brown, add the bay leaf and the ground spice mix and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the onion and fry till it turns transparent
  • Add the green chilli and the ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes
  • Add the peas fry for 2 to 3 min
  • Stir in the fenugreek leaves and fry for 3-4 mins more
  • Add the salt, turmeric powder and the drained rice and mix.
  • Add the coconut milk and mix well.
  • Add about three and cups of water and the garam masala and cook covered on a low flamefor 15-20 min
  • Once the rice is cooked, take off the heat and serve hot with raita of your choice.
This aromatic rice is my contribution to Miz Helene's Full plate thursday


  1. Flavourful,healthy,inviting and beautiful looking pulao..feel like finishing that whole bowl..

  2. Very healthy and tasty looking pulao dear. Looks awesome.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Hope all is well with you. It has been a while since I stopped by your space. Quickly went through the posts that I had missed. They look so appetizing especially the orange muffins, bisebella bath and this Methi pulao of yours.

  4. Yummy and flavorful pulao would be great with a simple raitha...

  5. Methi matar malai is my fav...adding the same combo in pulao sounds like a interesting idea

  6. Love the combo of methi and matar....yum one pot meal....

  7. Such an aromatic & flavorful pulao!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  8. I love methi in rice/pulaos it adds a whole new flavor n taste to the whole dish! Liked the recipe n clicks both :)
    US Masala

  9. Your Methi Matar Pulao is a beautiful dish. I can almost taste the fresh flavor, it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

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  12. I couldn't resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!


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