Monday, April 5, 2010

Fenugreek/Methi Rice

Festivals are when I miss being at home and eating what my mom cooks the most.  The last couple of days made me realize how much I keep moving away from the tradition.  Easter would have been a day starting with appam and stew followed with a heavier lunch of cutlets and a variety of curries made of the best fish and meat.  Now, I make do with a simple rice and a chicken or meat curry and say, enough!

You must have guessed I am not in the greatest spirits but its only monday morning blues.  What I hate about holidays is the first day after it.  It's difficult to get past this one without feeling glum.  Without further spoiling your spirits let me share my recipe for fenugreek rice.  The fenugreek leaf is slightly bitter and in abundance may not be to your taste but with the right mix of things this aromatic leaf produces a dish quite scrumptious.

You will need:
1. Rice - 1 Cup
2. Fenugreek leaf - 1/2 cup
3. Coconut - 1/2 cup
Cardamom- 2
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
Cloves - 2-3 nos
Onions - 1/2 
Peas - 1/2 cup
Beans - 4-5 (optional)
Green Chilis - 2 or according to taste
Oil - 1-2 Tbspn
Lemon juice - of 1/2 a lime

Method:
1. Heat oil in pressure cooker or whichever vessel you use to cook rice. 
2. Add the whole garam masala (cardamom, cinnamon and cloves)
3. Add thinly sliced onions and saute to golden brown
4. Mid way to sauteing the onions add your ginger, garlic and green chilies in this order 
5. Add fenugreek leaves and saute
6. Add coconut ground to a paste
6. Add beans and peas and saute followed with washed and drained rice
7. Mix well and add salt to taste 
8. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and check if salt is enough squeeze 1/2 a lime in now and pressure cook for approximately 4 minutes on medium flame
9. You may garnish with deep fried onions, cashew nuts and raisins
10. Serve with any curry of your choice or just a yogurt salad
 
Contributor: Sunitha

58 comments:

  1. Very delicious..new recipe to me..will try definitely..nice click..

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  2. Looks delicious!!
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  3. coconut is something i dont use for rice.. this looks delicious..

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  4. Sunitha,

    Fenugreek rice looks great, I love it.

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  5. Delicious and flavourful rice! Nice clicks too..

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  6. Dear Sunitha
    It is absolutely a new dish for me..the methi and spice combo looks great ..will try soon
    have a nice week

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  7. Nicely spiced & flavourful rice...looks yum sunita...

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  8. new dish to me...looks very tempting...

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  9. Very delicious..new recipe to me..will try definitely..nice click..

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  10. am an ardent fan of methi leaves. love it with anything and this one definitely looks very inviting and comforting with a bowl of yogurt raita at the side. love the recipe.

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  11. Mmm, I can smell the nice aroma from here!

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  12. Yummy !! Flavorful and healthy rice, Superb click Suni.

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  13. Love the idea od fenugreek added to rice , can try this with brown rice for a healthy lunch :-)))

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  14. can we leave it out and still have a good flavor? what could sub?

    excuse my cooking ignorance, but why do you call the three spices a *garam masala?*

    coconut ground to taste? as in a pestle or food processor?

    it looks soooooo good.

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  15. Hope you had a nice Easter.Nice alternative to veggie rice.Healthy too.Sunitha do drop by simply.food sometime would love to hear from you.Following your craft blog too.

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  16. Delicious, healthy and filling rice..just love it...

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  17. Wow!! nice click...looks so yummy!!!

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  18. Excellent click...rice looks yummm.

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  19. I've never had fenugreek leaves before. The rice looks tasty.

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  20. I am not sure how fenugreek leaves taste like but it sure looks good! Hope you are feeling better! Spring is here and maybe that makes you feel better!

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  21. I never cooked with fennugreek leaves in rice! A wonderful healthy one pot meal!

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  22. Sunitha, this is a new recipe to me! Will try this sometime. Glad you had a great feast for the Easter. Nice picture, I loved the last one especially.

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  23. holidays are definitely hard when you´re missing certain people or traditions that you grew up with! Nice dish though!

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  25. wow!!!!!!! this looks awesome...

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  26. This rice looks wonderfully flavorful and versatile!

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  27. I always thought adding methi leaves makes it bitter but i was wrong when i tasted it i never felt the bitterness... Wud love to give a try once

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  28. This rice is full of spices aroma, must be wonderful!

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  29. hey sunitha ....the methi pulao looks super yummy beautiful clicks, should try adding coconut...I normally dont :0
    Thanks

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  30. Beautiful presentation and very good recipe. Loved that lemon ring on top of the rice!

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  32. wow!!nice presentation and yummy!

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  33. never tried this...looks so inviting

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  34. hi sunitha...the recipe looks simple and the photos look great....will keep this bookmarked for a special occasion...:)..thanks

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  35. Sure it must be filled with falvour!!.Rice and Methi , both my favourtite, can scarf down a whole bowl!!. Thanks for the lovely recipe!.

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  36. Yummy and delicious rice...

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  37. wooow,,,rice looks fluffy and perfect,,fenugreek is good for the health very healthy recipe for all time..

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  38. Simply superb clicks. Love the rice too.

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  39. must be so flavoursome! Perfect to go with any curry!

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  40. I think Mondays tend to have this effect on everyone. But think - before you know it, Friday will be here again!

    this looks like such a flavorful rice dish. I love it!

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  41. I totally agree with you abt Holidays..I feel the same way after a long weekend.
    Rice looks yummy..btw I tried ur Malai kofta lastt week and it was sooooooo delicious...I have posted it in my blog :) Thanks for the wonderful recipe dear.

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  42. rice & curry always my favourite:)

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  43. I love the aroma of fenugreek leaves and the slight bitter taste of it!
    Your rice look awesome!

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  44. What a beautiful rice dish! It would be great with curry. I have gotten used to not being with family during the holiday, but family recipes sure help give you the warm feeling again!

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