Methi Rice

methi rice

Methi Rice is an easy healthy meals cooked in spicy, aromatic methi leaves.Green leafy vegetables is something which is recommended in your daily diet . Methi rice is a healthy recipe with the unique flavour and it tastes really good if you have it with achar.


  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup ( I have used normal rice)
  • Onion – 2 (chopped)
  • Tomato – 3 (chopped)
  • Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Methi leaves – 1 cup tightly stuffed
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Pure Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Salt as per required

For Seasoning

  • Cumin seeds -1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds -1 tsp
  • Bay leaf -1
  • Star anise – 1
  • Cinnamon- 1 small piece
  • Cardamom- 2
  • Pepper – 5
  • Black cardamom – 1
  • Cloves – 3
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp

Spice powder

  • Coriander powder -2 tsp
  • Chilli Powder -1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala -3/4 tsp


  1. Clean methi leaves and wash thoroughly and keep it aside. (take the leaves alone, discard the stem )
  2. Soak rice for 45 minutes. Drain the water completely.
  3. Heat a tsp of ghee and fry the drained rice for a few minutes and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, black cardamom, cloves, mustard seeds.
  5. When jeera splutters, add chopped onions and saute till golden brown.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more seconds or till the raw smell goes.
  7. Add all the dry powder given under spice powder and saute for 4 to 5 minutes.
  8. Add tomatoes and chopped methi leaves and saute well till the leaves wilt.
  9. Add salt, 2 cups of water and rice to it.
  10. Now cook the rice on a slow flame without a lid on it.(You can also per-cook the rice in the cooker and mix it with masala)
  11. Serve hot with raita, papad and any pickle.


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