Today I am blogging about a very quick,flavorful and healthy pulao.This is something so versatile,you can make this in a whim it fits for any elaborate meal and also for packing in lunch box.Tastes great when it is hot,but wait pack it for your lunch,give sometime for flavors to mingle and it is even more tasty.Yeah not to forget the lovely aroma of methi leaves that wafts the entire home while cooking,lovely!The recipe is by far simple,you just have to saute boiled potatoes and methi leaves with few spices and mix with cooked basmati rice.That’s it,no grinding involved here.I love such simple recipes,if I can put up a meal which is tasty,healthy and also takes less than 30 minutes to prepare,whats not there to like it right .Here is the quick recipe,hope you all will like it 🙂
Aloo methi pulao recipe
Star ingredients: Baby potatoes and tender methi leaves
1 1/2 cup basmati rice
15 baby potatoes,boiled and peeled
2 small bunches of methi leaves,washed throughly
3 baby corns,chopped
1 tomato, chopped fine
1 teaspoon kitchen king masala or garam masala
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 green chillies
1/2 teaspoon scraped ginger
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
Oil to temper
2 teaspoons ghee (optional)
1.Soak basmati rice for 30 minutes,drain and cook with just enough water so that the grains remain separate.
2.Heat a kadai and add 3 teaspoons oil. Temper mustard,cumin and cloves.Add the sliced onions and saute till golden.Add the chopped tomatoes and saute till mushy.
3.Now add the cleaned methi leaves and saute till aroma wafts out.Add the chopped baby corns,chilli powder,turmeri powder and kitchen king or garam masala. Saute well.
4.Add the boiled and peeled baby potatoes,saute gently.Cook in medium flame for 10 minutes.
5.Add the cooked basmati rice,ghee and close the kadai with a lid.Switch off the flame.
6.Open after 10 minutes,mix very gently and serve hot with raita.
1.There is no need to remove the stalk if using tender methi leaves,just wash it thoroughly without any sand/dirt.
2.You can also use regular potatoes,cubed in this recipe
3.Ghee is optional.