Methi Rice | Fenugreek Rice


Methi rice is one of my all time favourite dishes and I make it nearly once a week even though the de stemming is quite a pain. I love the mild bitter taste and enjoy it with some curds or raita.

Methi rice is easy to make once you have methi de stemmed, washed and chopped. It can be made in a jiffy with or without onions. I love adding onions to this rice but it is quite tasty without the onions too. Another wonderful flavour to add to this methi rice is garlic. They make a good combination taste wise as also both are good for a weak stomach. The icing on the cake is that leftover rice can be used up for this dish. Nice no?

For other recipes using leftover rice check out Inji Manga Sadam, Lemon & Mint Rice and Khus khus Pulao


Serves 2-3


1 cup Rice

2 cups Methi leaves / Fenugreek leaves

1 tbsp Oil

4 cloves Garlic, chopped

1 Onion, medium, sliced

2 tsp Bisibele Bhath powder

1/2 tsp Red chilly powder

2 tsp Ghee / clarified butter

4-5 Cashews, broken



  • Cook the rice as per your usual method
  • Spread it out on a plate and add 1 tsp ghee and mix well
  • Set aside to cool
  • Wash and chop the methi leaves and put it in a colander to drain out the water
  • Heat a pan and add oil
  • Add the chopped garlic and fry till it starts to brown
  • Slice the onions thinly and add to the pan
  • Fry till the onion turns translucent
  • Add the methi leaves and fry till the water is evaporated
  • Let the methi cook completely, around 4 minutes
  • Add the cooled rice, bisibele bhath powder, red chilly powder and salt
  • Mix well to combine
  • Let it cook on low heat for 4-5 minutes
  • Heat 1 tsp ghee and add the cashews
  • Once it starts to brown take it off the heat and add to the rice
  • Serve warm with chips or curds
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the Biryani / Pulao / Khichadi festival for the alphabet ‘M’


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#99



11 Comments Add yours

  1. Suma Gandlur says:

    My usual go to powder for this kind of dishes is vangi bhath powder. Never tried adding bisibelebhath powder. The methi rice sounds flavorful and delicious.

  2. Ok so we can call this a fusion rice. With BBB masla I’m sure it would taste out of the world…

  3. Now I must try this version of methi rice , I normally cook along with methi , adding cooked rice is a wonderful idea , and that BBB powder – I have to check on that ! Truly very flavourful rice !

  4. Me this rice is one of my favorite too. I love the addition of bisi bele bath powder in this. It would give the rice an amazing flavor.

  5. I love methi baed rice dishes. Looks nice and delicious.Bisi Beli baath powder might have gives very nice taste tot he dish.

  6. harini says:

    Adding BBB powder is genius. I always rely on vangibath powder. Good one, Sowmya.

  7. we too addd sambhar/ vangibhath powder to methi rice ! this is surely one of my personal favourites from your series, Sowmya !

  8. Srivalli Jetti says:

    I love the way the rice looks, very inviting Sowmya. I have the same plate and the rice looks good plated in it.

  9. I hate destemming methi too. but but but… As you mentioned love the flavor of it. Great pick for M

  10. Renu Agrawal Dongre says:

    Methi rice looks so healthy and colourful. Delicious share.

  11. FoodTrails says:

    I too wanted to make Methi rice for the marathon but unfortunately last whole month there was no methi in stores here. I love this rice and your platter looks s delicious!!

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