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29 September, 2015


Comments : 1 Posted in : Rice recipes on by : nrdubey Tags: , , ,

DATE – 21.9.15


Methi/ fenugreek pulao is healthy and tasty pulao and  easy to prepare. In this pulao with methi I am adding peas and paneer, adding paneer is optional, instead of paneer you can add carrot or corn. For making this pulao I am using basmati rice but you can use any raw rice . I have used frozen green peas but u can you fresh peas too. Try this recipe and share your feedback.


Pre time – 15 mins

Cook time- 20 mins

Recipe type – main

Cuisine– indian



Rice – 1 cup

Methi/fenugreek leaves – 1 cup

Peas – ½ cup

Paneer – ¼ cup(optional)

Onion – 1 small (chopped)

Garlic – 2-3

ginger – ½ inch

Green chilly – 1

Red chilly pwdr – ¼ tsp

Turmeric pwdr – ¼ tsp

Cumin/ jeera – ½ tsp

Green cardamon – 2

Clove – 2

Cinnamon stick – ½ inch

Mace – 1-2

Garam masala – ½ tsp

Curd – ¼ cup

Ghee – 1 ½ tbsp +oil – 1 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Water – 2 cups



Rinse rice with water and soak the rice for 30 mins in enough water. Now rinse and chop methi leaves.


Cut paneer in cubes and fry them till they turn light brown in 1 tsp of oil.(frying paneer is optional).


In a small blander take ginger, garlic and green chilly and grind them with less water.


Heat ghee in pressure cooker then add cumin seeds, green cardamon,clove, cinnamon stick and anish.  Let them crackle.


Now add chopped onion stir and saute the onion till they become light brown.

Add ginger-garlic and green chilly paste. Stir and saute till the raw small of ginger-garlic goes away.


Now add red chilly and turmeric pwdr, stir them.

Now add chopped methi leaves and green peas , stir and cook them for a minute
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Add curd and mix well. Cook curd till it become dry.

Add the soaked basmati rice. Stir and saute for a minute.


Pour 2 cups of water, when water starts boiling add garam masala, salt and paneer cubes. Stir again.

Close the pressure cooker lid and keep the cooker in high flame, for 2-3 whistle OR after 1 whistle keep the cooker in low flame for 1 min. switch off flame and wait till the cooker settles down on its own


Now your methi pulao is ready, serve it with any raita or curd.






  • lakshmi
    October 5, 2015 at 4:38 am

    looking nice. I think taste will be nice. I have to try.

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