Methi Pulao | One Pot Dish | Lunch Box Ideas

 Methi pulao with step by step pictures.Methi aka Fenugreek leaves is one green leaf variety which had bitter taste.Due to this many people avoid it but knowing its health benefits and body cooling capacity due to heat people are slowly showing interest in it.This leaves are avaliable both in fresh and dried forms.Dried form of it is called as "kasuri methi" which are widely used in north Indian recipes by adding it at end to enhance the flavor of the gravy.

 In this recipe I have used the dried version of it but you can also use fresh leaves.Sunday I always prefer to make something different from other days which would be usually kootu,kuzhambu,etc.You can check my instagram page for the pictures of sun day meal I have posted.Last month for one Sunday I prepared this and served along with chicken fry and lauki halwa for dessert.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: under 30 mins


  • Basmathi rice -1 cup
  • Ghee-1 tbsp
  • Whole spices-cinnamon,cardamom & cloves
  • Onion-1 
  • green chilly-1
  • Ginger garlic paste-1\2 tsp
  • Dried methi leaves-2 tbsp (approx)
  • Water-2 cups
  • Turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
  • Crushed pepper powder-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste


1.Clean rice and soak in water for 15-20 mins and then drain and keep.

2.Heat ghee in pressure cooker.Add in whole spices,sliced onion, green chilly, ginger garlic paste, methi leaves,pepper powder, turmeric powder one by one.

3.Add in drained rice,salt and slightly saute.Add two cups of water.check for salt & spices.Cover and cook for 2-3 whistle or till done.

4.Fluff up with fork and serve hot with  any curry.

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