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Methi Muttar Pulav

Methi Muttar Pulav
Methi Muttar Pulav
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time
  • Serves3 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeBiryani, North Indian
  • Good for Lunch , Dinner
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About this Recipe

When I am not in a mood to dish out something elaborate and yet want my taste buds to be satiated, then the one pot meal recipes come to my rescue. Pulaos are my all time favourites, they just need a raita paired with the hot flavoured rice and you are done with your food. No frills attached!! Green peas happen to be one of my favourite veggies, I can eat them with anything - salads, chats, fried cutlets, pizzas, gravies and what not. They are so versatile that they can be paired with almost all Indian recipes. Methi or fenugreek leaves add in their own charismatic flavor, all you need is a handful of this herb and you are good to go.

Ingredients & Quantity
  • 1 large cup Basmati Rice - soaked
  • 1 cup - Tomato puree
  • 1 cup - Blended mint leaves (4 sprigs), Coriander leaves(4 sprigs), 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 large onion - finely chopped
  • 1 medium size tomato - chopped
  • 1/4 bunch of methi/ fenugreek leaves - chopped
  • 1/2 cup - Green peas
  • 1 tbsp - Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp - Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp - Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 inch - Cinnamon
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 2 - Star Anise
  • 2 tbsp - Butter
  • Salt to taste
How to cook?
  1. Ensure that you all have all the blended/pureed ingredients ready to go, before starting to cook
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  3. In a pressure cooker, heat the butter until it melts. Add the whole spices (Clove,Cinnamon & Star Anise), wait for it to splutter
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  5. Add the chopped onions next and fry until they are translucent.Then add the ginger garlic paste and stir in until the raw smell disappears
  6. Next add the tomatoes, cook until they are mushy and oil starts to separate
  7. Add the spice powders, except garam masala, also add the peas and give it a good stir.
  8. Finally add the methi leaves, cook for 2 mins on high flame.
  9. Add adequate water to cook the rice and bring it to a boil.
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  11. Add the soaked Basmati Rice, Garam masala and check for salt. spice levels. Adjust as per requirement
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  13. Put on the pressure cooker lid, cook for a whistle or two on medium flame. Since this is Basmati Rice the cooking time will be less compared to other rice grains.
  14. Dish out in a plate and serve hot, with a Raita of your choice - that's it!! Your done :)
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