Friday, April 30, 2010

Methi Fried Rice

Boiled rice : 2 cups
Menthikoora (Methi / Fenugreek Leaves) : 1 bunch (cleaned and blanched)
Onions : 1/2 (slit lengthwise)
Frozen green peas : 1/4 cup
Green chillies : 6 to 7 (slit lengthwise)
Ginger garlic paste : 1/2 tsp
Chopped coriander : 2 tbsp
Garam Masala : 1 tsp
Salt : as required
Oil : 2 tbsp
Urad dal : 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tsp

  • Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan on medium high flame and add urad dal, cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
  • When mustard splutters, add green chillies and toss for a few seconds.
  • Add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste and saute till the onions are done.
  • Mix in the frozen green peas and blanched methi and cook on medium flame with lid on.  Saute in between.
  • When the methi is cooked add rice and combine till all the ingredients are mixed well. 
  • Sprinkle salt, garam masala and a little chopped coriander and stir till combined.  Cook for two minutes or so for the rice to absorb the flavours.
  • Transfer the contents to a serving dish, garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with raita. 

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