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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

METHI PULAO (JAIN) / METHI MATAR PULAO (JAIN)


INGREDIENTS:

Basmati rice - 1 cup
Fenugreek leaves - 2 cups
Fresh shelled peas - 1/4 cup
Tomato - 1
Green chillies - 3
Cardamom - 2
Clove - 3
Cinnamon - 1" stick
Bay leaf - 1
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Pepper powder  - 1/8 tsp.
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp.
Salt - to taste
Butter - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 11/2 cups

METHOD:

Wash and soak rice in water for half an hour.

Take out the fenugreek leaves from the bunch, discard the stem, wash well and keep aside. DO NOT CHOP THE LEAVES AS THE PULAO WILL BECOME BITTER.

Chop tomatoes roughly. Slit green chillies.

Heat oil in a pressure pan, add the whole spices, cumin seeds, green chillies, tomatoes and saute for a minute. Now add the fresh peas and fenugreek leaves. Saute till the leaves wilt. Add in the water, coconut milk, pepper powder and salt.

Drain the water completely from the rice. When the water in the pan boils rapidly, add the rice and garam masala into it. Mix well, cover and pressure cook for 3 whistles. When the pressure is released, add the butter  and gently stir the rice without breaking the grains.

Transfer the pulao to a serving dish and serve hot with papads and raitha of your choice.
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37 comments :

  1. A perfect pulao. And the methi adds an amazing flavour for sure.

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  2. Wow ! Healthy Pulao... New to me as well...

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  3. Thanks for sharing this wonderful pulao,am loving all ur jain style dishes Akka.Will try out soon.

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  4. I'll try this for lunch box. looks yummy.

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  5. Like the matching bowl for the rice...

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  6. methi flavor will make it excellent..

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  7. Very delicious looking

    Event: Dish name starts with M

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  8. lovely looking...tasty pulao.

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  9. My neighbour in Mumbai was Jain. So I have tasted many Jain dishes. This dish sounds very interesting. I must try this!

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  10. delicious and healthy and tasty pulao.

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  11. Delicious and flavorful rice,looks tempting...

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  12. Flavourful and healthy pulao...looks perfect and yummy.

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  13. Delicious and healthy pulao. Loved it.

    Deepa

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  15. Hi Shanthi ,

    Methi pulao looks aaawesome and delicious...

    one request to you Shanthi ,

    I posted a guest post at Lavanya's blog.

    Do drop a comment at Lavanya's recipes....

    thank you Shanthi and Keep on:)

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  16. methi pulao looks delicious..how r you? ..hugs

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  17. Flavorful and delicious Pulao. I cannot believe you have pressure cooked this pulao. It looks so good..all the grains are nice and separated. Awesome.

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  18. This rice dish looks very appetizing ! With all those interesting spices you've added in this dish , I'm sure it tastes really yummy !

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  19. Hi Shanthi, thank you for visiting my blog with your lovely comment.

    Love your pulao, very delicious. Your green bowl look so cute and match very well with the rice.

    I'm following you. Have a nice weekend. Regards.

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  20. lovely presentation and pulao looks grt ... first time visitng... very nice collections and excellent presentations... following you... drop your visit @ our site...

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  21. perfect texture and great fragrance

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  22. Looks wonderful - I have all the ingredients at home - next week this is on for lunch one day!

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  23. I love Methi Leaves.. This recipe is so good. will try Shanthi thanks for sharing

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