Methi Pulao

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - rice (basmati)
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 small bunch fresh methi leaves
  • 10 to 12 French beans
  • 1 big carrot
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 2 to 3 cloves
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp - green peas
  • 1.5 tsp - red chillie powder
  • 4 to 5 tbsp - oil
  • 4 cups - water
  • salt to taste

How to Make Methi Pulao

  • Wash and soak the rice for 20 mins.
  • Finely slice the onion lengthwise.
  • Finely chop the methi leaves, French beans and carrots and wash well.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add cumin seeds, cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf.
  • When the seeds splutter add the onions and fry on a low flame till golden.
  • Add the finely chopped methi leaves and fry on a low flame for about 5-10 mins.
  • Add the French beans, carrots, green peas, red chillie powder and salt to taste.
  • Mix well. Add rice and water and mix.
  • Cook on a high flame. After a boil, simmer.
  • Mix once or twice while the rice is being cooked.
  • Cook till the rice is done.
  • Serve hot with any raita.