Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Methi Rice / Fenugreek Greens Rice


I was attracted to methi greens from childhood. Definitely not for the taste but for its cute tiny look :P

Mom usually used to make methi greens sambhar with small onions or she would go for methi paratha.

I am a person who loves rice varieties more than the traditional sambar and rasam kind of lunch. So this time when I picked these greens, I was determined to make a variety rice with it and for my surprise the greens that is normally a little bitter was tasting so good when mixed with other spices and rice :)

A yummy and super healthy methi rice was too good for a wholesome lunch :)


Methi greens(Vendhaya keerai) - 1 cup
Rice(Basmathi) - 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Dhaniya powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilly powder - for taste
Salt - for taste

Wash and soak the rice for ten mins.

Meanwhile add a spoon of oil in the pressure pan and drop in the ginger garlic paste. Fry for a min and then add the split green chillies and chopped onion. Once the onion becomes transparent, add the diced tomato and the greens and continue frying on medium flame.

Now add salt, chilly powder, cumin powder, dhaniya powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder to it and mix well.

At this stage add the rice to the pressure pan along with adequate water and close the lid of the pan. Allow it to get cooked for two whistles.

Tasty methi rice is ready to serve :)

Serve it with onion raitha.

Methi rice

Replace methi with greens of your choice.

Instead of pressure cooking the rice, you can make the curry base separately and mix it with cooked rice.

You can skip the rice and use the base as a curry for chapathi as well.


Written by: Nithya
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Unknown said...

Luved the idea of variety rice with methi greens. Methi rice with each grain seperated...totally my kind recipe.Kalakrenga ponga :)

subhashini said...

even i do love methi's aroma.Love to have in combo of rice.

Bharathy said...

...that sounds intersting! brilliant captures, as always, Nithi!

Kanchan said...

Just last week I really wanted to try methi leaves with rice, but then prepared the reliable parathas. But bookmarked this, will prepare for sure :)

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a healthy rice, beautiful clicks..

Sumi said...

love this way of using Methi

Indian Khana said...

I like methi too..looks yum...wonderful pics as always :)

Deepthi Shankar said...

yummy methi rice .. love it

Raks said...

Sure sounds very unique and new,should be flavorful!

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy, flavorful dish!! I love the presentation...esp the container ;)

Rachana said...

Loved this green rice and the clicks.

Manjulaprabakaran said...

Nice presentation dear and healthy recipe...:)

Anuradha said...

Super good healthy recipe! Super good clicks!

Khaugiri said...

Hey it's my favorite ... I luv Methi in ay form!!!

kitchen queen said...

methi rice is my all time favourite.Urs looks delicious.

Menaga Sathia said...

அப்பளத்துடன் சாப்பிட செம சூப்பர்!!

RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

Love that terakotta pot. Beautifully captured.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

As usual pics of your methi rice are brilliant. Nice combo as well. Looks yummy.

Hamaree Rasoi

Unknown said...

very interesting,luks interesting...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Yummy rice..

Suji said...

Great looking rice and with u r presentation and photographic skills you have made it much more prettier Nithya...Loved it..

Preeti Kashyap said...

I make methi paneer pulao....i so love the clicks!

Pushpa said...

Very yummy and flavorful methi rice.

Fathima said...

flavorful rice and great presentation!

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy and delicious rice,innovative recipe..thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Fantastic clicks, Nithya..Love this flavorful n delicious rice..

Unknown said...

oh my gosh....i love love love methi and your dish looks amazing, delicious and truly comforting! The clay pot is just an eye candy and i absolutely adore the presentation.

please consider entering this dish to my blog's COMFORT FOOD event!

Gayu said...

Yummy methi rice..The presentation is fantastic.Love the clay pot..Reminded of Granny's home!!


Rekha shoban said...

healthy rice and beautiful presentation nithya!

chef and her kitchen said...

Lovely rice..I love methi is ver very flavorful...

Veggie Hut said...

Very flavour and healthy pulao!

Unknown said...

Oh that pot looks so cute :)

Anu Nandu said...

Someone has been doing a lot of shopping on the terracota front! I love your pot! And I want one.

myfudo said...

We used to go for methi's a few years ago. Now I'm being pushed to it again with this wonderfully brown and green combination that looks savory.

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