Thursday, February 21, 2019

Methi phool makhana pulao recipe | Menthikoora phool makhana pulao recipe | మేధి పూల్ మఖని పలావ్

Today I am going to share you a simple, healthy and nutritious dish, methi phool makhana pulao for lunch box or even for dinner and this is the best combination with onion raita or potato masala curry.

There are many health benefits in Methi and phool makhana and which are good source of protein and fiber. 
Especially methi leaves
  • Balances cholesterol level. 
  • Reduces hair fall and dandruff.
  • Fenugreek or methi leaves has cholesterol lowering power.
  • Improves hearth health, fenugreek has antioxidant and cardio protective benefits, which help to improve overall heart health.
  • Cures constipation.
Furthermore, some important tips and suggestions for a perfect healthy and nutritious rice recipe:
  • First never chop methi leaves, pluck the leaves and discard the stem. Wash the methi leaves well in water to get rid of dirt and then soak in salt water for 10 minutes. (you can reduce its bitterness by soaking the methi leaves in salt water for 10 minutes. Drain out all the water and use the fresh methi leaves. 
  • Here I am using pressure cooker, to cook this pulao. You can even cook in one pot or in a non-stick pan of your choice.
  • If you are cooking in pot or non-stick pan. After adding rice and water, cook on medium flame until water reduces below the rice level and then reduce the flame to as low as possible. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until pulao is nice and done.
  • Without using any veggies. In this pulao, you can only use fresh leafy vegetable of your choice. No matter what the veggies you use, the aroma and the taste of the fresh methi leaves is dominant.

Author: Naga Harisha
Recipe Type: Main (Lunch / Dinner)
Cuisine: Indian
Serves or Yields: 2 to 3

Ingredients for methi phool makhana pulao:
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Water – 1 ½ cups
  • Phool makhana or lotus seeds – 1 1/2 cups
  • Green peas – ¼ cup
  • Methi leaves or fenugreek leaves – 1 cup
  • Mint leaves – fist full
  • Coriander leaves – fist full
  • Carrot – 2
  • Onion – 1 medium size (cubed)
  • Green chili – 5 or adjust to your taste
  • Ginger & garlic paste – 1 ½ tsps.
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Anise star – 2
  • Cardamom pod – 1
  • Cloves – 8
  • Cinnamon stick – 2 inch
  • Japatri – 1
  • Cashews – few
  • Curd – 3 tbsps
  • Salt – 1 tsp or required amount
  • Oil – 5 tbsps
Process for methi phool makhana pulao:
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamom pod, cloves, japatri, bayleaf, anise star, cashews and saute it well for few seconds.
  • Now add cubed onion, carrot, green chili, green peas, phool makhana and saute it well until onions turns to translucent on a medium flame.
  • Now add ginger & garlic paste and saute it well for few seconds or raw smell goes out from ginger & garlic paste.
  • Add fresh methi leaves, (here I have washed it well in water and soaked in salt water for 10mins, drained out all the water form methi leaves by using colander).
  • Also add fist full of mint, coriander leaves, curd. Mix it well and cook for 2 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Add soaked rice(drain out all the water) and saute it well for few seconds on a medium flame. Make sure do not break the rice.
  • Add water, salt to taste mix it well. Check the salt consistency and adjust to your taste. If you are using single pot or non-stick pan, for 1 cup of basmati rice, we need 2 cups of water. 
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles and turn off the flame. Allow the pressure to settle down completely and then open the lid.
  • If your kids are not fond of methi leaves or any leafy vegetables, better to try in this way, they will definitely love this dish.
  • Serve this yummy, healthy and delicious methi phool makhana pulao with onion raita or potato masala curry.

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1 comment:

  1. Can't find if this recipe can be made easier than the one you have shown. Thanks for sharing.

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