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
Sources:
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Ingredients:
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

Method:
Preparation:
  • 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.
Cooking:
  • 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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22 comments

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

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

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

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  5. Healthy and nutritious one dish meal.

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  6. Methi channa pulao looks very healthy and yummy.

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

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  8. Interesting combo of methi and chana!

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

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

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

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  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...

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

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  14. pulao looks delicious and perfect lunch box

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