Thursday, January 28, 2010

KASURI METHI PULAO

This was the first time I tried pulao with dried kasuri methi and it turned out well. I just love the taste and aroma of kasuri methi leaves. Its awesome. This is flavourful and easy type rice that can be prepared in a few min. In short we can say its a quick meal. It tastes great when its served with onion raita or boondi raita specially. Apart from the normal veg pulao do try methi pulao for the weekends and just make ur day feel healthy. Addition of fried paneer makes pulao more attractive and tasty. Same preparation can be done with fresh methi leaves too. My mom prepares with fresh mini fenugreek greens in microwave thats just perfect. Those who want to remove the bitter taste of methi leaves, can soak them in salt water for 5 min and then squeeze out the water from leaves. But guys, doing such can loose all the nutritious value. So its always better to love its taste as it is.


INGREDIENTS.

1 Cup Basmati rice.

1/2 Dried Kasuri methi. (washed and dried).

1/2 Chopped Onion.

1 Chopped Tomato.

2 tbsp Chopped Garlic.

1 tbsp Chopped Ginger.

1 tbps Jeera.

2 tsp Red chilli powder.

1/2 tsp Turmeic powder.

2 tsp Coriander Powder.

11/2 Cup Water.

2 tbsp Ghee.

Salt to taste.


METHOD.

First add 1 tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker. Add washed drained basmati rice and fry for few min. Add water, turmeric powder and salt and cook until its done. Remove and keep it aside.

In a pan, add remaining ghee. Throw in the jeera, chopped ginger and garlic and saute. Then add onions with a pinch of salt so that it get fryed quickly. To this, add tomatoes followed by the red chilli powder, coriander powder and dried kasuri methi. Continue frying for 10 min.
Lastly add the cooked rice. Saute well so that all the masala are well mixed up. Cover with lid and allow them to cook for about 10 min under low flame.

Serve hot with ur fav raita.


Enjoy!!

25 comments:

Pari said...

Suma, I love fenugreek in any form and the pulao looks great, I can imagine fragrance.

Sushma Mallya said...

Very flavourful rice...liked the recipe,will try it soon

Happy Cook said...

Wow that is a beautiful and delcious looking puloa.

Ambika said...

That looks awesome, I love the flavor of kasuri methi!!

Asha said...

Lovely!! My SIL makes this, so tasty. I don't get Methi here, so no luck for me.

shanthi said...

This isssss perfect and colourful. I love the smell of methi leaves

DEESHA said...

I love the flavor of kasuri methi too .. lovely pulao

Vrinda said...

Nice flavorful pulav...

ranji said...

delicious...never had kasurmethi pulao b4...i hope to make it one day..looks yummy

Suma Rajesh said...

hey thanks guys for the lovly aapreciation..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

The pulav looks soul comforting and should have been very aromatic with Methi!!!

meeso said...

I agree, methi is the best smell! It makes such an amazing flavor... the rice looks delicious!

sowmya.s said...

good idea of using kasuri methi in pulao..looks yumm

Valarmathi said...

Flavourful rice, looks yummy.

Aps said...

Wow...addition of Kasuri methi is GR8..... :)

Cham said...

I never did with methi pulaov- delicious and aromatic rice!

Gita said...

Very interesting and healthy pulav dear..looks perfect and healthy :)

Suma Rajesh said...

thanks u so much..

Curry Leaf said...

Love the recipe Suma.Have seen pulao with fresh leaves but never dried ones.Looks great and I too love the methi aroma.Can imagine the taste

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

new kinda pulao. never tried it. looks spicy and yummy:)

Uj said...

I love Kasuri methi. I do add a small amount of it to my regular pulao but have never made pulao only with it. Looks yummy. I love the fragrance

Jagruti said...

Oh hi Suma

first time here, i saw your blog into another blogroll,you have great recipes in here...methi pulav looks great..:))

cheers and visit me if time permits

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Divya Kudua said...

Love the flavor of Kasuri methi.Pulao looks delicious:)

Aparna S Mallya said...

oh wow, i luv methi pulao and this looks yummy!

Padma Bhat said...

Hey Suma,

Thanks for the recipe.
I prepared and it came out very well...