METhi Pulav

    This is one my mother-in-laws recipe that i really love. Its simple, easy and fast.

Ingredients 

1 bunch – Methi leaves with stem
5 to 6 no – Dry red chillies
10 to 12 no – Garlic pods
2 tbsp – Ghee
1 no – Medium onion
1/4 cup – Yogurt
1.5 cup – Basmati rice
3 cups – Water
1 tsp – Sugar
2 inch – Cinnamon , broken
2 nos – Clove
1 no – Elaichi
Salt to taste

Deep fried onions, raisins and cashews for garnishing


 

 Preparation
Grind methi leaves, garlic and red chillies to a very coarse paste . Do not add water.
Wash the rice and drain.

  

Method
In a pan heat ghee. To this add cinnamon, clove and elaichi. Let it brown. Take it out crush them into a powder and set it aside.

To the same ghee add onions and saute it till it turns gold. Add the methi paste to it and saute it well till the raw smell of methi is gone. To this add the washed rice and saute till the rice gets lightly toasted. The rice will turn opaque white.
Add water and yogurt to this. Let it boil. As soon as it starts boiling add salt , sugar and the ground whole spice powder.
Lower the flame cover the pan and let it cook for 10 to 15 mins. Let the water evaporate. You know that the rice is cooked when the top layer rice are standing vertically. Yes they do. Do observe next time :)
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Garnish with deep fried onions, raisins and cashews a dollop of ghee.

   

 


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