Friday, February 13, 2009

Methi Pulao

If I have to fix a quick lunch and could find fresh methi leaves in my fridge then immediately I will make this methi pulao. It has a nice aroma and is very delicious. You can have this with any curry or simply with raita or just with plain potato chips.


1 cup Basmathi rice
1/2 fresh methi leaves chopped
1/2 cup diced green and red bell pepper
1/2 medium sized onion sliced
2 small green chillies(remove the seeds and slit)
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp grated garlic
1/2 tsp fennel
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 1/2 cups of water
salt to taste

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, when the oil is hot enough add the fennel seeds. Then add the onions and green chillies. When the onion turns transparent, add ginger and garlic and saute for 2 to 3 mins. Then add the methi leaves and bell peppers and saute for another 2 mins. Now add the washed basmathi rice and saute. Add the salt, garam masala, coriander powder and water. Close the lid and cook for 2 whistles(or 10 mins after you put the weight on the cooker).

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