How to make Methiwala Chawal -

A delicious fenugreek leaves pulao.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fenugreek Leaves, Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Methiwala Chawal

Methiwala Chawal Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Methiwala Chawal Recipe

  • Fenugreek Leaves 1 bunch

  • Rice 2 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Tomato 1

  • Water 4 cups

  • Oil 7 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Clean, wash and chop the fenugreek leaves. Wash and chop the tomato. Wash the rice and then soak in water for about twenty minutes. Heat oil, add the cumin seeds and the fenugreek leaves and fry for about five minutes.

Step 2

Add the finely chopped tomato, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and fry till the tomato is tender and the oil separates. Finally, add rice, salt and four cups of water.

Step 3

Cook on a high heat till the first boil and then let it simmer till the rice is done. Serve hot.

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