Fenugreek Garbanzo Pilaf / Methi channa pulao

by - February 21, 2013

Fenugreek Garbanzo Pilaf / Methi channa pulao

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4-6

1 bunch / 1lb fenugreek/Methi – 1 bunch / 1 lb
1 cup channa (optional)
1 medium size onion, sliced thinly
1 medium size tomato, chopped
2 ~ 3 green Chillies or to taste, finely chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric Powder
1 tsp red Chili Powder or to taste
1 tsp Coriander Powder
4 cups water
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
2 ~ 3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp fennel seeds

  • Wash and soak rice with sufficient water for 15 ~ 20 minutes.
  • Chop the roots and the thick stems off the bunch of Fenugreek Leaves. Wash well and finely chop fenugreek leaves.
  • Sprinkle  1/4 tsp of Salt on the leaves, mix and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • Chop onion and tomatoes and keep it aside.
  • Heat Oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the Oil is hot, add in the Cumin Seeds and allow them to change color.
  • Add Onions and Green Chillies and saute till onion become transparent.
  • Add turmeric Powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. mix and cook it for a minutes.
  • Then add curd and mix well without curdling it. Add tomatoes and fry well.
  • When oil separates from the mixture, add channa and mix well with the masala mixture.
  • Squeeze out the water from the Fenugreek Leaves and put them in the pan. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  • 11. Drain the water from the Rice and add the Rice to the Methi Leaves mixture. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the Water and mix well. Adjust Salt to taste.
  • When the mixture boils vigorously, Mix and lower the heat to minimum. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, open cover, turn off the heat, mix gently.
  • Cover and allow the Rice to rest for a couple of minutes before serving. Serve hot with Raita and pickle.
Fenugreek Garbanzo Pilaf / Methi channa pulao
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  1. Tempting...

  2. Nice one pot meal.I think this will be a great one for the lunch box too.

  3. I too make this but with left over chana gravy :-p Would love to have this with raita

  4. very appetizing pilaf for a healthy day...

  5. Healthy and nutritious one dish meal.

  6. Methi channa pulao looks very healthy and yummy.

  7. nice way to include methi and channa.looks delicious.

  8. Interesting combo of methi and chana!

  9. Mouthwatering & too very tempting!!!!!!

  10. this looks so inviting especially since I am reading this while I am hungry

  11. Superb Saras....healthy receipe...looks simple but yummy.

  12. I love fenugreek leaves and I love garbanzo beans, have never thought of making pilaf with that combination though. Will definitely be giving it a try...

  13. Very lovely picture Saras, I have never cooked with methi and channa combination...very healthy as well..

  14. pulao looks delicious and perfect lunch box


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