Methi pulao recipe | How to make menthe soppina pulav | Menthya soppu palav | Mehti leaves rice

By Latha on December 19th, 2018

methi pulao, menthya pulao

Methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav recipe explained with step by step pictures and a video. This methi pulao or methi rice is very tasty, nutritious and one pot meal recipe. Methi pulao or menthya pulao is prepared using rice, fenugreek leaves, onion, tomato, green chili, coconut, ginger, garlic and few other spices.

Fenugreek leaves has numerous health benefits. Methi leaves are highly beneficial for treating poor liver functions, gastric problems and other intestinal issues. Fenugreek are helpful in lowering blood sugar levels and increasing milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Fenugreek also benefit cholesterol levels, lower inflammation and help with appetite control.

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Methi pulao or manthya palav is very similar to Karnataka style veg pulav recipe. A coconut based fresh ground masala is used in this recipe. Generally fresh fenugreek leaves and fresh green peas are used in methi pulao. This is a South Indian style or Karnataka style methi pulao or menthe soppina palav.

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I have made a video on this methi pulao recipe with Kannada narration, which I have embedded it below. Kindly have a look.

Methi pulao or menthe soppu pulav recipe

Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 3

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup rice (I used sona masuri)
  2. 1 small bunch or 1 cup methi leaves
  3. 1 big onion
  4. 1 big tomato
  5. 1 Star Anise (optional)
  6. 1 Indian bay leaf
  7. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  8. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
  9. 2 tbsp cooking oil / Ghee
  10. 1 tbsp cooking ghee
  11. 2 cups water (depends on rice quality)
  12. Salt as per your taste

Ingredients for grinding: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup grated coconut
  2. 2cm length ginger
  3. 5-6 cloves garlic
  4. 1/2 finger length cinnamon
  5. 7 - 8 cloves
  6. 1 cardamom
  7. 1 tsp coriander seeds
  8. 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  9. 1-2 green chili
  10. 1 handfull coriander leaves
  11. 1 handfull mint leaves
  12. 1/2 cup water for grinding

Instructions for making Methi pulao or menthe soppu pulav:

  1. Rinse the rice and keep it ready. Also chop the methi leaves, tomato and onion.
  2. Take all the ingredients listed under "for grinding". Make a coarse paste using 1/2 cup of water. Keep it aside.grinding masala for methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav
  3. Take 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker and heat it. Add in bay leaf and cumin seeds.tempering for methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav
  4. Wait until cumin seed splutters. Add in chopped onions and fry until soft.onion for methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav
  5. Add in chopped tomatoes.tomato for methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav
  6. Add in a big pinch of turmeric and fry until soft.turmeric for methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav
  7. Add in fresh green peas.green peas for methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav
  8. Add in chopped methi leaves or fenugreek leaves and give a quick mix.methi leaves for methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav
  9. Add in ground masala. Saute until raw smell is gone.masala for methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav
  10. Add in rinsed rice. Mix it well.rice for methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav
  11. Add in 2 cups of water (little more or less depending on rice quality). water for methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav
  12. Add in salt and mix well.
  13. Wait until it comes to rolling boil. Add in a tsp of ghee (optional).
  14. Close the lid and make 2 whistles.
  15. Once the pressure subsides, open the lid and mix gently. Serve hot with mosaru bajji or salad.cooked methi pulao or menthe soppina pulav

Dear reader, We have a brief Kannada description of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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