Methi Pulao, Easy Pulao with Methi leaves

methi pulao, easy methi pulao recipe

Methi Pulao is a flavourful one pot meal made with fresh fenugreek leaves. Methi leaves is also called Vendhaya Keerai in Tamil. This pulao is very easy to make and it can be prepared in a jiffy. This pulao is vegan and gluten free.  You can serve this pulao with raitha or any other spicy side dish as per your preference.

The other Methi leaves recipe I have posted are Methi Thepla and Methi Dal
methi pulao, easy methi pulao recipe

methi pulao, easy pulao with methi leaves, easy methi pulao recipe

Methi Pulao Recipe

Easy recipe for making Methi Pulao. Vegan one pot meal.
Category : One Pot Meal
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Published : November 06, 2016
Prep time : 10 mins; Cook time : 20 mins; Total time : 30 mins
Yield : 4 servings

Ingredients :

  • Fenugreek leaves / Methi leaves : 2 Cups (cleaned and washed)
  • Basmati Rice : 2 Cups
  • Onions : 2 nos.
  • Green Chillies : 2 – 3 nos.
  • Garlic : 5 cloves
  • Ginger : 1″ long
  • Oil : 1 Tablespoon
  • Fennel seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Cloves : 4 – 5 nos
  • Cinnamon : 1 ” long
  • Cardamom : 4-5 nos.
  • Bay leaves : 2 nos.
  • Salt : As per taste
  • Water : As required

Instructions :

  1. Wash Basmati Rice, drain excess water and keep it aside.
  2. Do the required preparations – Slice onions, slit green chillies, finely chop / mince garlic and grate ginger.
  3. In a pressure cooker, heat oil, add fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, cardamom and fry for a minute.
  4. Then add the sliced onions, green chillies and fry till onions turn translucent.
  5. Next add garlic and ginger and fry.
  6. Then add the fenugreek leaves and cook till it is wilted.
  7. Add rice, required water, salt and cook in medium high heat for a whistle and turn off the heat.
  8. Wait till the pressure releases and gently fluff up the rice and serve it warm.

Notes :

  • Adjust number of green chillies, as per your heat tolerance level.
  • Quantity of water added to rice varies with different quality of rice. I used 3 cups of water for 2 cups of rice. Adjust yours accordingly.
  • For more flavour, you can add a cup of coconut milk. (so for 3 cups of water, it is 1 cup of coconut milk and 2 cups of water).

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