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Quick Fenugreek Leaves Rice

21 Apr

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Quick Fenugreek Leaves Rice.

Fenugreek leaves / methi is fried in oil along with spices and onion. Then steamed rice is mixed with the spiced fenugreek leaves mixture for quick version of fenugreek leaves rice / methi rice. Serve quick fenugreek leaves rice with raita of your choice.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Quick Fenugreek Leaves Rice.

Ingredients:

Raw Rice 1 1/2 Cups
Fenugreek Leaves 2 – 2 Cups Packed
Green Chiles 3 – 5
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Ginger 1 inch Piece
Garlic 1 Clove
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash rice with water and cook in 3 cups of water till all the water has been absorbed.
Remove from heat and fluff the rice with help of a fork.
Separate fenugreek leaves and throughly wash them with fresh water.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Peel and slice the onion.
Wash and finely chop the tomato.
Peel, wash and grate the ginger.
Peel and grate the garlic.

Heat oil in a pan on medium high heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add ginger and garlic.
Fry briefly and add onion and green chiles.
Fry for couple of minutes till onion turns golden brown.
Stir in fenugreek leaves and fry till the leaves wilt and start to crisp up.
Add tomato in middle of the pan and season with salt.
Let the tomato soften a bit, then stir in steamed rice.
Mix thoroughly to let rice absorb all the flavors.
Remove from heat and serve quick fenugreek leaves rice with raita of your choice.
Notes: Make sure not to overcook rice.

Suggestions: Make sure to fry the fenugreek leaves well else they taste bitter than required.
Variations: Check other fenugreek leaves recipes here.
Other Names: Quick Fenugreek Leaves Rice.