Monday, November 28, 2011

Methi Pulav/Vendhaya Keerai Sadam

             I have never used methi in my cooking as i was scared that,if its not cooked properly it will give a bitter taste.So this time when my mom i learnt from her and was really tasty and a healthy one too.....

Ingredients :

Rice 1 cup
Methi Leaves 1 bunch(Finely chopped)
Tamarind paste 1 1/2 tbsp
Onion 1(cut lengthwise)
Jaggery 1 tsp
Salt Req
Sambar powder 1/2-1tsp pinch
Red chillie powder Req (optional)
Turmeric powder 1/8 tsp
Hing A pinch

Seasoning :

Oil 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Channa dal 1 tsp
Urad dal 1/2 tsp

Method :

1.     Cook the rice as we normally cook and keep separately.

2.    Pour oil in a wok and do the seasoning.Then put the turmeric powder,hing and the onions and fry till transparent.

3.   Now add the finely chopped methi leaves.

4.Saute the methi leaves till the volume reduces.

5.   Now add the thick tamarind paste and allow it to boil for few seconds.

6.    Now add the jaggery and salt and saute till the raw smell of tamarind leaves.Then add the sambar powder.

7.      Add the cooked rice at this stage and mix well so that the entire methi leaves mixture is nicely blended with the rice.

8.      Now put off the fire and serve the rice with any kind of raita of your choice.

Notes :

1.   Add the red chillie powder incase sambar powder is not spicy while sauteing the tamrind paste and jaggery.

2.   Should not avoid jaggery,because incase methi leaves are bitter this will reduce the bitter.


Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious :)

Deeksha said...

Yummy Pulao. Nice flavors.

Priya said...

Super healthy and yummy pulao, wonderful presentation..

Babli said...

Mouth watering and yummy pulao. Very healthy dish.

Priya's Feast said...

Methi pulao luks so tempting and best to have as one pot meal

Kaveri said...

I love Methi in anything and everything...This rice looks very yum!

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julie said...

Very tempting clicks n yummy!!
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divya said...

very healthy and delicious rice...

Prathibha said...

very yummy pulav...looks delicious

aipi said...

An all time fav dear :)

Tina said...

delicious and aromatic rice.

Kalyan P said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!