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- Duration: 15 minutes
- Serves: 2-3 people
Make sure the rice grains are separate after boiling, to avoid mushy rice.
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Commonly known as methi, menthyada soppu (Kannada), venthayam (Tamil), menthulu (Telugu), or ulluva (Malayalam), fenugreek is one of the healthiest green leafy vegetables. Interestingly, it is used both as a herb (the leaves) and as a spice (the seed).
- Cooked rice, preferably long grain variety (1 cup)
- Fenugreek leaves (methi/menthulu), chopped (1 cup)
- Red tomato, finely chopped (1 medium size)
- Green chillies (hari mirch), chopped ( 2-3)
- Cumin seeds (jeera) (1/4 tsp)
- Asafoetida (hing) (1 pinch)
- MTR Haldi/Turmeric Powder (1/4 tsp)
- MTR Lal Mirch/Red Chilli Powder (1/4 tsp)
- Lemon (nimbu) juice (1 tsp)
- Salt (1 pinch)
- Ghee (2 tsp)
- Soak rice at least 15 mins before cooking in advance.
- Heat ghee in a kadhai on medium heat.
- When it is hot, add cumin seeds, let splutter and then immediately add asafoetida.
- Be careful while adding green chillies as it can splutter, stir it well.
- Now add MTR Haldi/Turmeric Powder and MTR Lal Mirch/Red Chilli Powder.
- Add finely chopped tomato pieces and cook well until aromatic.
- Mix in chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves.
- Add salt and some drops of extra hot ghee and the lemon juice. Mix well.
- Now slowly add rice to it and mix it with light hands.
- Serve hot.