How to Make Fenugreek Leaf Rice or Methi Rice
Fenugreek Leaf (Methi), a Herb With Many Health Benefits:
Methi seeds and leaf both are nutrient-dense. They have a distinct, pleasant aroma. They are tasty greens, though are a little bitter. Making fenugreek dishes the right way will ensure that you have a delicious and healthy treat.
It is known to posses antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to strong medicinal properties, this herb is used in many Ayurvedic medicines.
Fenugreek contains many powerful phytonutrients. The nutrients found in this herb include iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and vitamins. Include them in your diet and maintain good health.
The recipe I provide here is very easy and quick. You have to mix sautéed fresh fenugreek leaves with seasonings, spice powders, and cooked rice. Done. You get a nicely flavored, aromatic, and spicy fenugreek rice.
Now, let's look into the recipe.
Fenugreek Rice or Methi Rice
- 2 bowls(packed) fenugreek leaves, washed, pat dried, chopped
- 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp red chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp vangibath powder, available in Indian stores, or curry powder
- 1 1/2 cup white rice, cooked al dente
- 2 1/2 tbsp oil
- 1/4 tsp sugar, to balance the taste
- 2 tbsp peanuts
- 1 dry red chili, broken
- goose berry sized tamarind, soaked in water
- salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Fenugreek Leaf Rice or Methi Rice
- Cook rice al dente. Spread them on a plate. Set aside for cooling.
- Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan or wok. Add mustard seeds. Let them splutter. Add broken red chilies.
- Throw in peanuts. Saute them till they become crispy.
- Throw in chopped onions. Saute, till they become translucent. Add tomatoes. Stir-cook till they turn a bit mushy.
- Add finely chopped fenugreek leaves. Stir-cook on a low heat till they become soft and cooked. No need to add water.
- Add red chili powder, vangibath powder or curry powder, turmeric powder, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
- Add rice. Gently mix them with the spices. Reduce the heat. Add tamarind pulp. Let the rice blend with the spices and the seasoning. Check for the salt. Adjust accordingly. Turn off the heat.
- Your favorite fenugreek leaf rice is ready to serve. Eat it hot or warm.
- Having an onion and tomato raita or a yogurt side dish will be complementary to this yummy main course rice.
- You can also pack fenugreek rice in lunch box. It tastes good even when cold.
Some Important Information:
I prefer using vangi bath powder for this fenugreek rice. You can buy it from the Indian stores.
If you want to use curry powder instead, also add half a teaspoon garam masala powder along with the curry powder.
Nutritional Information of Fenugreek Rice or Methi Rice
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||27|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 3 g||5%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 18 g||6%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 1 mg|
|Sodium 13 mg||1%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|