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Methi Pulao (Fenugreek Leaves Pilaf)

 Published 2009-Aug-20   Updated 2018-Jan-30

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Fenugreek Leaves Pulav, Vendaya Keerai Sadam)

Recipe For Methi Pulao


  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Fenugreek Leaves (Methi) - 1 bunch (You can also use dried kasoori methi instead)
  • Green Chillies - 3 (finely chopped)
  • Yogurt - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin/ Fennel Powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - 3.5 cups


  1. Soak the rice for 15 minutes, drain it and keep it aside.
  2. Separate the fenugreek leaves and wash it nicely.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the cumin seeds.
  4. Add the green chillies, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Saute for a minute.
  5. Add the fenugreek leaves (methi) and saute for a minute.
  6. Add the rice and fry it along with everything for one minute.
  7. Add the yogurt, exact amount of water and required salt. Mix everything together.
  8. Cook till the rice is completely done. You can cook it in a rice cooker, pressure cooker or stove top.
  9. Serve with raita, potato chips and pickle.

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