Sunday, 8 November 2009

Methi Bhaath /Fenugreek Rice (Karnataka style)

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Hi Everyone. Today I am posting yet another hit recipe from Karnataka. As you all know I have learnt all Kannadiga recipes from my MIL. In my family every body likes Fenugreek leaves very much and now as we are getting good supply of the same I am indulging myself in cooking S’s all favorites with this leaf.
As I mentioned in my last post too, my blog will see more recipes with greens. This particular recipe is a favorite of S and my elder one. S has become extremely busy in his office and hardly has time for  the family. I with my ongoing health problems feel dejected at times with no one around the whole day…especially S.. But that does not keep me away from cooking his favorites, so whenever strength permits I am in the kitchen cooking for every one. Some times I wonder if I did not had this blog and my blogger friends, life would be so boring  and so monotonous… I know I am sounding very low and sad…which I am!!! But believe me friends this sadness does not affect the taste of the food I cook, so one can surely try my recipes without any fear.Smile
This bhaath asks for cooking the vegetable (palya) separately first with extra oil, masala and salt  and then mixing it with the rice. So now you can understand why I mentioned the extras…
The palya can be made in advance and then mixed with rice at the time of serving. Makes a complete meal in itself. This can be a good preparation when you are expecting guests too as it saves time.
It can be served with curds, a yogurt based raita, chips or just by itself.
Nutritional facts  about  Fenugreek
The active constituents of fenugreek seed include iron, Vit. A, B1, C,phosphates, flavonoids, steroidal saponins (diosgenin, yamogenin, tigogenin, and neotigogenin), trigonelline, and other alkaloids.
Sapogenins found in fenugreek also lower serum triglycerides, total cholesterol (TC), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Diosgenin and tigogenin (saponins) are chemically similar to estrogen and steroidal harmones. These help balance female hormone levels and perhaps help compensate for the lack of them after menopause. Soluble fiber helps control blood sugar levels, making it useful for diabetics

Ingredients
Serves -4
a bunch of fenugreek leaves chopped
3-4 potatoes cut into small cubes
1 cup of peas
4-5 tbsp Palya pudi (this is a regular kannadiga subzi masala)
3-4 green chilies chopped
2 tbsp mix of urad-chana dal
1 tsp mustard seeds
3/4 tsp turmeric pwd
extra oil for cooking
extra salt
cooked rice ( I used 1-1/2 cup raw rice)

For Palya Pudi or Check here

Bedagi chili- 1 cup
coriander seeds – 1/4 cup
Chana dal and Urad dal - 1/4 cup each
Cloves-2
Cinnamon-2 big sticks
dry coconut- 1/2 cup
Roast all the ingredients in a tea spoon oil and then grind together to a powder.

Method
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Keep all the vegetables ready.
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Add in the potatoes and turmeric pwd, saute .
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Add the peas and mix properly.
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Add in the fenugreek leaves and salt.
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Throw in the palya masala (read above for the recipe).
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Mix in properly and cook covered till done. One has to ensure that the salt, oil, masala are added in extra quantity so when the Subzi (palya) is mixed with rice, the flavors are adequate.
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Mix the palya with rice and serve. How much Palya one wants to mix is his/ her personal choice and as per taste, but at the same time one has to check that the rice does not feel dry and  taste bland.
Serve hot with a dollop of ghee/ clarified butter.
Sending this to think spice-think turmeric hosted by Sudeshna of Cook like a bong and is the brain child of Sunita.
Think Spice: Think Turmeric
I am also sending this curry to MLLA-17 hosted by Sra at when my soup came alive and is the brainchild of Susan of The well seasoned cook,
to EFM - Variety rice series  conducted by SriLekha
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43 comments:

shanthi said...

Wow delicious bhath

aquadaze said...

This brings back such memories. Growing up, we spent a lot of time in our neighbour's house. Methi baath and green tomato chutney were our (and continue to be) one of our fave dishes.
My recipe for this doesn't include green peas but plan to add these the next time I make methi baath.

sangeeta said...

hey come on...it's no more sad when you cook such wonderful things...cheer up!!

i love methi rice and i remember this recipe ( slightly different though) i posted in very early days of my blogging and it is still without a picture...as i did not post pictures in the beginning :)...this is my familt favorite and i am reminded to post it again with a picture this time...

Pari said...

@ Auadaze, do add the green peas, they impart a nice crunch and flavor to the preparation.Whenever u make it let me know.

Angie's Recipes said...

What a beautiful and flavourful rice dish!

notyet100 said...

lovely pictorial,..:-)glad to cee so many green recipes in ur blog,..

Priya said...

Wow such a healthy rice dish..am drooling rite now here!

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi pari...how r u feeling today?i hope much much better than before...this surely looks delicious,never prepared methi rice this way,sounds really interesting,nice recipe too..lovely clicks as usual pari...and thanks for your nice suggestion,will surely put sesame oil next time when i do it..

SE(Denufood) said...

hey pari...the bhaat looks really delicious..hope you get better day by day..hey let me know your email id, would like to send an email.

priya said...

rice looks so inviting and delicious!..nice presentation!

Gulmohar said...

Yummy and healthy rice..Does this belong to Karnataka authentic cuisine? Didn't know that. Adding green peas is new to me :-)

Padma said...

Delicious rice Pari and loved your palya podi... adding that would have really given a good flavor.

chakhlere said...

wow!! Never tried methi bhat. Lovely idea!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
Looks great and the combination is quite innovative!

Sanghi said...

mmm... really delicious!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks delicious. Nice one.

Sireesha said...

Delicious one ....

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Should be a very flavor full one! Looks and sounds good Pari!

Tina said...

Healthy dish with methi...yummy.

Prathibha said...

I love methi...the bath looks so yummy dear

Suparna said...

hi Pari,
Love the karnataka way of preparation, mine is very simple, I like the masala u prepared for the bhaath, shall try it...nice detailed clicks.
TC

Padhu said...

I love fenugreek rice but instead of the palya podi ,I add my version of curry powder.Looks delicous!

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

I can feel the aroma of methi leaves here.Very flavourful and healthy rice!!!

sowmya.s said...

i love rice with methi..looks yumm..

Rohini said...

Yummy bath.. Never tried Rice and Methi.. I am sure gonna make this soon :)
Hey, c'mon, you can't feel bad when we are all here for you! Ping me whenever you need a shoulder, I also have 2 good ears to listen!! :) Hope you feel better now! Take care dear!

Katy ~ said...

Pari, this looks delicious and flavorful and so healthy with the added vegetables.

Keeping you in thought and prayer, Dear, for your good health.

Varunavi said...

Looks and sounds so delicious.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I have tried any rice items with methi leaves..just saute them with spice and fresh coconut only..should give a try to ur recipe soon ma..looks great and yummy yum..:DD

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely methi rice. I have one version too... Such a yummy dish!

Anupama said...

This is going into my bookmarks! Super delicious :-)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

ahhh..I will love this one for sure..esp cos its not bland and cos its spicy..love ur minute details..

Art and Appetite said...

Holy cheesecake! This looks sooo savory and super delish.

I'd love to have this for dinner. Yum.

Malar Gandhi said...

SOunds yummilious, very flavourful I guess, looks bit spicy but worth trying I guess, liked its color so mcuh.

Shri said...

I posted Vangi Bhath today and here is another bhath..Looks real tempting!

my kitchen said...

Delicious Methi bath,must try

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow this rice looks so good isnt it lovely to learn from our MIL's mine is from Tamil Nadu

Preety said...

i tried pudina rice before but never tried methi rice gr8 recipe

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Wow,looks so pretty and lovely presentation as well!!thank for sharing.

Sonia said...

Hi Pari, Thanks for stopping by blog and your sweet words. I love methi both dry and green. And I extensively use in my kitchen. Your bhath look so good. :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that an yum recipe..love that pictorial...i too made methi rice once but will try u r spicy version...

sra said...

Thanks for the entry, Pari! Can't see the stuff in yellow lettering, btw.

Rekha said...

I have lots of methi at home, was wondering what to do with it and came across this recipe, will try it out for sure.

Abhi said...

Hi,

I have just started getting ur RSS feed, tried the methi bhaath and bissi belli bhaath. Both turned out super delicious!! I had always heard abt karnataka food but never tried, so thanks a lot for ur recipes!! Fab work!!

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