Methi Palav

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Basically, Pulav is nothing but masala mixed rice with all vegetables . We normally prepare Veg Pulav, peas pulav etc., and here is yet another type –  Methi (Fenugreek) pulav. I prepared it for this weekend as a lunch-dish. Methi of course is the main ingredient and coconut milk is added for additional flavour. It is easy to prepare and tastes yummy.

What you need to have:

1. Basumathi rice                              1 cup

2. Methi leaves                                 2 cups

3. Green peas                                   1/4 cup

4. French Beans                                1/4 cup

5. Carrot  diced                                1/4 cup

6. Coconut milk                               1 cup

Basumathi Rice

Chopped Green Vegetables

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Onions(Big)                                 2

2. Cashews                                    A handful

3. Kishmish                                   A handful

4. Turmeric powder                      1 Teaspoon

5. Garam masala powder              1 Teaspoon

Ingredients of Seasoning

Ingredients of Wet Masala:

1. Onion(size of a lemon)                             1

2. Garlic cloves                                             5-6

3. Ginger                                                       2″ piece

4. Coriander leaves                                      A handful

5. Mint leaves(Pudina leaves)                       A handful

6. Tomato                                                    1

7. Green chillies (medium spice)                  3

Ingredients of Wet Masala

What you do with what you have:

1.Wash and drain Basumathi rice and dry it on a piece of cloth .

2. Wash, chop all the vegetables and Methi leaves finely  and keep it aside. Also chop the onions lengthwise for seasoning. (See images above)

3. Grind all the wet Masala ingredients in the mixer to a fine consistency without adding water and is as shown in the image below.

Ground Wet Masala

4. Place a cooker with 2 Tablespoons cooking oil in it on the flame.  When heated add cashews, kishmish and when fried add chopped onioons and salt to it.  When the onion turns transparent add both turmeric powder, Garam masala powder to it and stir it further. This is the Palav masala.

5. Add washed, dried Basumathi rice to it and stir well.  Add the ground wet masala and the chopped vegetables as well and stir well.

6. Lastly add 1 cup coconut milk and the rest of the water required to cook the same.  Close the lid and cook as usual for 20 minutes.

Ready to serve Methi pulav is as shown in the images below. Serve hot with either salad or tomato and onion rings.

Ready to serve Methi Pulav

Pulav with Tomato & onion rings

Good to know: 

Some of the other methi dishes on this website are – Methi thepla, Alu methi masala, Methi mutter malai.

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9 thoughts on “Methi Palav

    Medhaa said:
    September 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Looks great, love methi rice anytime

    prathibalrao responded:
    September 29, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Medha,

    Thanx a lot for ur comments.

    Pallavi said:
    September 29, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I made Cilantro and Mint rice but never tried Methi. Will try it soon.. Thanks for sharing the great Idea !

    sangeeth said:
    September 29, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    i luv methi rice too..simple and easy recipe.thanks for sharing

    Divya said:
    September 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    That looks so cute! With little slices of veggies.

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 2, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Pallavi, Sangeeth and Divya,

    Thanx for ur sweet words.

    Yamuna said:
    February 9, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Hi, I tried ur recipy. Methi pulav was simply great.
    Thanks a lot for sharing such interesting recipies.

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Yamuna,

      Thank for your valuable comments.

    arpitha said:
    October 28, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    really good taste and looking good

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