Saturday, 10 January 2015

Fenugreek and Coriander Leaves Rice-Methi aur Hare Dhaniye ki Chawal

This is a healthy as well as tasty one pot meal which can be served with raita/curd and could also be packed in lunch boxes.The aroma of the fresh greens makes it more flavourful.

Rice(washed/soaked for 30mts)                               1.5 cups
Fresh chopped coriander/cilantro/dhania          1cup
Fresh chopped methi/fenugreek leaves                 1 cup
Green peas(optional)                                                    1/3cup
Salt                                                                                       To taste(1 1/4 tsp,apprx)
Soy chunks(optional)                                                   8-10
Water                                                                                  In the ratio (1:2.5)
For masala:
Green chillies                                                                   2
Chopped ginger                                                              1tsp
Garlic cloves                                                                    4-5
Elaichi/cardamom                                                        1(only seeds)
Cinnamon                                                                         a small piece
Coriander leaves                                                           (take out 1/4 cup from the above)
For tempering:
Bay leaf                                                                             1
Cashew nuts                                                                   1tbsp
Onions(diced)small                                                    3 nos(abt 1 cup when chopped)
turmeric powder                                                          1/2 tsp
Olive Oil+ghee(clarified butter)                           3tbsp
  • Blend the ingredients mentioned under masala to a smooth paste
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pressure cooker,add bay leaf,cashew nuts,till light golden
  • Add diced onions saute till golden
  • Add the prepared paste and saute for 3-4 mts,or till rawness of ginger,garlic fades
  • Add rice(water drained)and saute for a minute
  • Add green peas,soy chunks,chopped methi/coriander,turmeric,salt and saute for another minute
  • Add water,cover the lid.when the first whistle is about to blow turn the flame to sim and cook for 8 minute
  • Switch off the heat.

  • I have used sona masoori rice that takes time to cook,so the ratio of water is 1:2.5.depending on the rice water should be adjusted
  • Can also add a tbsp of  fresh coconut while preparing the paste,gives a nice flavour.
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