Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Methi Pulao / Fenugreek leaves flavoured rice

I love greens a lot and make it a point to cook it often. These greens are available in all the seasons in abundance.

In this, the leaf is used as a herb and the seed is well known as a spice. The herb grows around 2 feet in height and has slender stems. The leaves will be in light green colour. The leaves can be used fresh and also dried.

Earlier, I was not a big fan of these leaves due to its bitter taste, but later I was introduced to this excellent, easy and simple pulao by my dear friend. That day I realised that these leaves can be transformed into a delicious dish.

This wonder herb is rich in minerals and has several medicinal values. These leaves will add flavor and zest to cooking. This can be added in dal, rice, chapathis and so on. Off late, many of my Sunday lunches consists of this pulao and a side dish.

  1. Methi Leaves / Fenugreek Leaves- 1 small bunch
  2. Rasam Powder- 2tbsp
  3. Rice (cooked)- 2cups
  4. Onions (chopped)- 2nos
  5. Garlic (chopped)- 7-8nos
  6. Cinnamon stick- 1”piece
  7. Cloves- 3nos
  8. Cardamom- 2nos
  9. Salt- as per taste
  10. Ghee- 1tbsp
  1. Drop the cloves, cinnamon, cardomom, chopped onions and garlic in the sizzling hot ghee and stir well till translucent.
  2. In this add the chopped fenugreek leaves and salt. Mix well till the raw smell disappears.
  3. When it is mixed well add the rasam powder and stir well.
  4. Add the cooked rice, mix well and serve hot with raita.


  1. I can feel the flavour of the pulov from here...Delicious rice.

  2. Thank you so much for the quick response dear..:)

  3. Wowww!,Yumm,healthy and colourful Pulao Dear.Luvly delicious click as well.Luv it.

  4. hi zareena, never tried fenugreek leaves learning how to use this versatile ingredient

  5. love this rice....looks delicious,even I posted methi rice

  6. loved your idea of adding the Rasam powder...looks colorful and yummy

  7. Healthy and flavourful rice..

  8. Mmmm, your rice dish looks really tasty! I know about the medicinal factors, but have never actually come across the plant. So more than likely will have to grow my own during the summer!
    Thanks for describing the you know whether I could sprout my fenugreek seeds in order to grow this plant?

  9. Great presentation and looks awesome!

  10. What a delicious and healthy looking Methi Pulao. Lovely preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Very healthy n delicious methi pulao..Lovely presentation!!

  12. Yummy and aromatic pulav, nice pictures.

  13. Nazarina- No need of sprouting the seeds, just sow them in soil and within 2-3 days you can see them sprouting. Actually home grown fenugreek leaves are good to use.

  14. nice recipe...the pulao looks very appetizing...

  15. wonderfully done I haven't added fenugreek leaves with rice lovely pulav

  16. Sounds interesting, never thought of using fenugreek leaves with rice. Sounds flavorful!

  17. Aromatic,flavorful n wholesome ~ totally love it!

  18. thank u for dropping by....
    Love them....

  19. yummy healthy dish! If you have the time, please go through the rules of my Healthy Lunch Event & link this post to my page too! [you have to mention my link as well as Smita's link]
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge


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