Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Methi N Soyachunks Pulao With Cucumber Raitha

I hardly get fresh methi leaves in Indian grocery store..while doing my shopping this weekend at Indian grocery i fallen in love to those greeny methi leaves and picked a bunch of this healthy leaves, back home my mind was thinking about parathas, gravies and side dishes with methi leaves..but finally methi pulao was in my list since long..Green Methi leaves contains fair amount of vitamin A, B, and iron. It is used for reducing blood sugar level and blood pressure. Boiling leaves in water and drinking the same, relieves of throat, chest and stomach disorders. It is also effective in curing asthma, cough and indigestion.consume fenugreek leaves regularly to keep your respiratory system, nervous system, reproductive system and neuromuscular system in a good condition.Consuming fenugreek leaves which are a rich source of iron is highly beneficial for those suffering from anemia.Health benefits of methi seeds and leaves are quite long.. I prepared this healthy methi pulao with few soyachunks and served with cucumber raitha...This beautiful and healthy dishes goes to Made For Each Other  By Rathna of Asvadha...

Methi N Soyachunks Pulao:
2cups Basmati Rice (cooked)
2nos Bayleaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
20nos Soyachunks
1small bunch Methi Leaves (washed n chopped)
1no Green chilly ( slit opened)

To Grind:
1inch Ginger piece
4nos Garlic pods
2tbsp Grated Coconut
1tsp Garam masala
1tsp Black peppercorns + cumin seeds
1tsp Fenne seeds
2nos Green chillies

Grind everything from the list 'To Grind' as fine paste n keep aside, meanwhile bring boil some water with salt n cook the soyachunks until their double the volume, drain the excess of water, immediately squeeze out the water  n keep aside...heat enough oil  in a large kadai...add the whole spices n fry them until they turns brown...add the chopped onion n tomato pieces n saute them with enough salt until they turns  mushy...meanwhile if u would have prepared the rice earlier bring it to room temperature , r if u would have prepared them just before making this dish, transfer them to a large plate n let them cool... add the grounded paste to the veggies n stir in simmer for few add the cooked soyachunks and chopped methi leaves to the masala....
Stir them continously until the oil get separates, now just mix the cooked rice to the masala n toss them gently until they get well mixed..Add the coriander leaves n put off the stove..
Healthy n Delicious Methi n Soyachunks Pulao is ready!!!
Cucumber Raitha:
1/2no Cucumber (grated)
1cup Thick Curd
1/2tsp Green chillies( chopped)
Few Tomato pieces
Mix everything together n serve it as side dish... can also add chopped onions to this raitha...
Made for Each Other na!!!


rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

yes perfect match look so beautiful great comb.tempting priya

Poonam said... Reply To This Comment

really made for each other!!!looks nice and tempting

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

wow Priya ..combination looks very delicious I love the rose. Muffins also looks very delicious

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Love ur plate and feel already hungry

Vanamala said... Reply To This Comment

healthy dish..adding soya is more the recipe

Viki Xavier. said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, ur methi pulao is very new to me. worthy recipe.
U made that rose from tomato? hats off dear! Its just a master piece.
Good for the season:)

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Its lunch time and I wish I could have a serving of that...looks yumm...I love these soya chunks even more now that im off red-meats for a while and soya chunks resemble them so much:)...

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like an awesome combo!!!:)

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

very pretty and healthy pulao:)

Andhra Flavors said... Reply To This Comment

priya very healthy combo. a flower evaru cheseru priya bhale vundi. said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya, what a lovely post...healthy and appetising. I like the bitterness of fenugreek very much. Hey, whats that comment on our blog which says: welcome to my special visitor from Chennai? Are you based in France?

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

pul;ao looks delicious priya.. kalakunga ponga.