Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Methi Rice (Vendhaya Keerai Sadam)

Methi Rice is a quick and delicious rice recipe using fresh fenugreek leaves. Methi leaves are very aromatic and they are one of the most widely used herbs in Indian cuisine. Methi Rice recipe is one of the classic lunch box recipes. Rich in proteins and fiber, these greens are very nutritious. It makes for a flavorful and comforting dish during cold winter days.I always prefer well fried methi leaves for this methi rice recipe.The only suggestion what I would like to give is if you are using the left over rice make sure you add few spoons of water to keep the rice moist. This is applicable for any rice recipe which is made out of left out rice. Otherwise it becomes very dry by the time we eat it.Check out some more “Rice Varieties” in my blog.



Prep time
Cook time
Serves
10 mins
15 mins
2 serves
 Cuisine: Indian
Recipe Type: Rice varieties

Ingredients
  • Methi leaves -1/2 bunch
  • Fresh green peas -1/4 cup
  • Cooked rice -3 cups
  • Oil- 1 tbsp.
  • Cumin seeds -1 tsp
  • Grated ginger -1”
  • Finely chopped garlic – 1 tbsp.
  • Onions -2 no’s
  • Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder -1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste


Method
1. Take the roots and thick stems oh the methi leaves and chop them. Wash the leaves properly and soak them in salt water so that the bitterness will be removed from the leaves. Slice onion and Slit the green chilies.Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds crackle, add sliced onions and slit green chilies and fry till the onions turn soft. Now stir grated ginger and finely chopped garlic for few minute.

2. Now drain the water from methi leaves and Sautee for 3 minutes and add turmeric powder, red chili powder. Mix well and fry till the methi leaves are cooked. 
3. Now add the cooked rice to the methi leaves mixture and give a quick stir. Methi pulao is ready to be served hot with yogurt or raita.

Served with 
Egg Omelette
Raita
Notes
Make sure the spice level and salt combines well with the rice or else only you will feel the bitter taste of methi leaves  
Also have a look into some other Methi recipes like :- 
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