Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Methi Rice / Vendi Kirai Rice

Back when we were kids mom used to make this whenever Methi was in season..mostly during winter, I cook this when i want a fast one pot meal. And i usually have methi in my fridge, here we get it year around



 
Ingredients
Methi                           - 1 big bunch
Onion                          - 1 medium chopped
Green Chillies(thai)       - 3 to 4
Garlic                           - 6 to 8 big pods sliced thinly
Cloves/Lavang             - 6 to 8
Bay Leaves                  - 2 to 3
Cinnamon                     - 2 inches
Small Elaich                 - 2 to 3
Big Elaichi                    - 1 to 2
Lime juice                    - 3 tsps
Turmeric                      - 1/4tsp
Basmathi Rice              - 1 cup
Oil/Ghee                     - 2 tbsp
Salt                             - to taste
cumin/jeera                  - 1 tsp



Preparation
Soak the rice in water for at least 1/2 hrs
In a kadai/pot heat 1 tbsp of oil/ghee
Add Cloves, elaichis(cardamon), Bay leaves, Cinnamon,fry till fragrant
Add Onions, Green chilles, Garlic and fry till the onions are translucent.
Add the Methi greens till it wilts down (for a min or so)
Remove from heat tothe rice cooker/ vessel
Add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil/ghee
Add Jeera and let it splutter
Add the rice after draining the water  and turmeric and fry tilldey and fragrant
Remove from heat add to the Rice cooker/vessel
Add Salt to taste and water(i use 1.35 cups for one cup of rice) and lime juice and cook

Serve hot with Raitha/ Kurma


Recipe By: Mrs Malathi
Posted By: Brinda(also modifed it a bit)




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  2. Thanks for the comments guys
    @Kathleen - Methi is Fenugreek greens, you can get this in any Indian Store
    more info on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenugreek

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