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methi rice recipe with mix vegetables. this is an one pot easy and healthy pulao made with fenugreek leaves and mix vegetables.

4.24 from 13 votes
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45minutes

methi rice recipe with step by step photos – easy and healthy pulao made with fenugreek leaves and mix vegetables.

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this methi pulao is a one pot nutritious meal with the goodness of fenugreek leaves and mix vegetables. i have added carrot and peas to make the methi flavors mild and to balance the slight bitterness of methi. you can also check this peas pulao and pulao recipe.

you can use other vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower, capsicum or veggies of your choice. you can also replace fenugreek leaves with other greens like spinach or amaranth leaves.

the methi rice recipe can also be made without vegetables. you can also add paneer or tofu to the pulao. serve methi rice with curd or onion tomato raita or boondi raita.

if you are looking for more veg pulao recipes then do check:

  1. tomato pulao
  2. tawa pulao
  3. paneer pulao
  4. spinach rice
  5. kashmiri pulao
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methi rice recipe

methi rice recipe with mix vegetables. this is an one pot easy and healthy pulao made with fenugreek leaves and mix vegetables.
course main course
cuisine indian
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 45 minutes
servings 4
rough calories per serving 330 kcal
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

ingredients for methi rice

  • 1 cup basmati rice or 200 grams basmati rice
  • 2 cups methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) or 80 grams methi leaves, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup chopped mix vegetables
  • 1 medium to large onion, sliced or ½ cup thinly sliced onions
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak) + 3 to 4 garlic (lahsun) + 2 to 3 green chilies (hari mirch) - crushed to a paste in mortar-pestle
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required

whole spices for methi rice

  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 black cardamom (badi elachi)
  • 2 green cardamoms (chotti elachi)
  • 1 inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 3 to 4 cloves (lavang)
  • 1 or 2 single strand of mace (javitri) - optional

how to make methi rice recipe

preparation for methi rice

  1. rinse 1 cup basmati rice (200 grams) in water first very well. 

  2. then soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes. after 30 minutes drain the rice and keep aside.

  3. when the rice is soaking, rinse and chop the methi leaves and other veggies. 

  4. crush (1/2 inch ginger, 3 to 4 garlic + 2 to 3 green chilies) in a mortar-pestle. you can also grind them in a small chutney grinder.

making methi rice

  1. heat 2 to 3 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker and saute the following spices till fragrant - 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 black cardamom, 2 green cardamoms, 1 inch cinnamon, 3 to 4 cloves and 1 or 2 single strand of mace (optional).
  2. then add 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions. stir often and saute the onions till they start turning golden.
  3. then add the crushed ginger+garlic+green chilli paste. stir and saute till the raw aroma of ginger and garlic goes away.
  4. now add the finely chopped methi leaves. about 2 cups of methi leaves which have been finely chopped. stir and saute for 3 to 4 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  5. then add 3/4 cup chopped mix vegetables and stir well. you can add veggies of your choice.
  6. add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder and 1/2 tsp coriander powder. stir very well again.
  7. add the soaked basmati rice. stir and saute for a minute.
  8. pour 2 cups water. season with salt. stir again.
  9. pressure cook methi rice on medium to high flame for 2 to 3 whistles. when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid. gently fluff the rice.

  10. serve methi rice hot with plain curd or raita. i served with aloo raita.

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preparation to make methi rice

1. rinse 1 cup basmati rice (200 grams) in water first very well. then soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes.

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2. after 30 minutes drain the rice and keep aside.

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3. when the rice is soaking, rinse and chop the methi leaves and other veggies. crush ½ inch ginger, 3 to 4 garlic + 2 to 3 green chilies in a mortar-pestle. you can also grind them in a small chutney grinder.

a tip to reduce the bitterness of fenugreek leaves is to sprinkle some salt on them and allow to stand for about 15 to 20 minutes. then squeeze the methi leaves and keep aside.

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making methi rice

4. heat 2 to 3 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker and saute the following spices till fragrant – ½ tsp cumin seeds, 1 black cardamom, 2 green cardamoms, 1 inch cinnamon, 3 to 4 cloves and 1 or 2 single strand of mace (optional).

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5. then add ½ cup thinly sliced onions.

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6. stir often and saute the onions till they start turning golden.

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7. then add the crushed ginger+garlic+green chilli paste. stir and saute till the raw aroma of ginger and garlic goes away.

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8. now add the finely chopped methi leaves. about 2 cups of methi leaves which have been chopped.

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9. stir and saute for 3 to 4 minutes on a low to medium flame.

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10. then add ¾ cup chopped mix vegetables and stir well. you can add veggies of your choice.

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11. add ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp red chili powder and ½ tsp coriander powder. stir very well again.

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12. add the soaked basmati rice.

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13. stir and saute for a minute.

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14. pour 2 cups water. you can also prepare the methi pulao in a pan or pot. just add 2 to 2.5 cups of water if making in a pan.

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15. season with salt. stir again.

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16. pressure cook methi rice on medium to high flame for 2 to 3 whistles. when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid. gently fluff the pulao.

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serve methi rice hot with plain curd or raita. i served with aloo raita. for more methi recipes, you can check this collection of 18 methi recipes.

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dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. I tried it today. Awesome it did turn out.
    I added lil bit of coconut grated.
    I always visit your site .
    It’s just so lovely and welcoming recipes.
    I truly appreciate your work.

  2. Your recipes are just perfect!! They always work for me whenever I want to have anything apart from the usual daily food. Please keep up the good work… The photos with the recipe make it so easy to try them.. 😍

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