Methi Ghee Rice | Fenugreek leaves Recipe | Easy Mixed Rice Recipe

Indian Pulao / Rice recipes are packed with flavor. Usually they are made with Basmathi Rice, Coconut Milk, Curd, Ghee and so on. But today I am sharing a fusion of ghee rice and methi pulao with my own twist where the importance is more on the fenugreek leaves, ghee and whole spices that make this a quick version using raw rice/ everyday rice without any coconut milk. This Methi Ghee Rice is a great main that is not spicy and can be accompanied with kurma/ coconut curry or non-vegetarian side. Don't worry the recipe calls for just 1 tbsp of ghee and not any more ;-), I had made a Chettinad Chicken Fry to go with this main, recipe will be posted soon


Raw Rice/ Basmathi - 1 cup (I used raw rice)
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Whole Jeera/ Cumin - 1 tsp
Fenugreek/ Methi leaves - 1 bunch, washed drained and chopped 
Water - 2 cup (to boil)
Whole Spices - 2" size cinnamon, 3-cardamom, 4-cloves, 1- star anise
Onion - 1 large, chopped vertically
Green chilli - 3-4 slit vertically
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts split - 6-7
Salt- as needed


  • Wash and soak rice in water for 20 mins. Cut onions, fenugreek leaves, green chilli and set aside
  • In a large non-stick pan heat ghee, once it melts add the whole spices one by one starting from cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, cloves and wait for them to release aroma, now add cashew and whole jeera/cumin, once it starts changing color add in the onions, green chilli and saute for 2-3 minutes until they are fully transparent now add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes.
  • Add the chopped methi leaves and saute until the leaves wilt /shrink keep mixing it for a minute. Now add the soaked rice and saute for 1 minute
  • Add the water and mix well, add salt and cover the pan with a tight lid. Bring the water to a boil on high flame and keep a dosa tawa/ skillet on the stove and place the pan on top (this helps to avoid the rice from burning) after 1 minute bring it to medium-low flame
  • Cook for 15 minutes or until all the rice is cooked and water disappears. Check the rice and salt
  • If needed add lime juice on top
Serve hot with your favorite curry

Cooks Wisdom

- You can also use basmathi rice instead of raw rice and also add coconut mil by replacing 1 cup of water with coconut milk
- The rice has a light brown hue from the onions and the methi leaves
- Keeping a dosa tawa/ skillet under the pan stops the rice from getting burnt, you can alternately do this recipe in a pressure cooker 
- This recipe is not at all spicy you can increase the spice by adding 2 extra green chillis or by adding 1/4 tsp of white pepper powder


  1. A must try recipe. Absolutely delicious rice palate.....yummy.

  2. flavorful rice dear..

  3. Appetizing rice dish....would love to have with some spicy side...

  4. Great combo ..must be very yummy

  5. delicious and healthy rice.looks so tempting.wil try it soon.

  6. You have prepared a ghee rice with methi leaves, thats truly healthy sis,am loving it.

  7. healthy N medicated recipe

  8. Methi rice looks very flavorful and yum..

  9. what a healthy makeover, wonderful one pot meal!!!

  10. Delicious n healthy rice! !! Drooling clicks!!

  11. Very nice rice preparation, will try it at home

  12. rich & Flavorful rice...looks so Yumm!!!

  13. Love the flavors that go into the dish, looks so good..

  14. Love fenugreek rice so much, Looks so appetizing!! I too make it less spicy and accompany it with some spicy sides...Delectable :)

  15. Healthy greens and flavor of ghee,great combo..yum

  16. rich n delicious rice..

  17. Easy and flavorful rice.. Nice combo.

  18. Yumm rice recipe Priya... Really tempting.Accurate for any party.

  19. Yumm rice recipe... Really looks so tempting . Accurate for any home party.Thanks for sharing.

  20. Absolutely a flavorful rice..I loved it.

  21. Perfect for lunch box or a relaxing meal at home..:) flavourful..

  22. I was also thinking of using fenugreek leaves in rice. I guess it should have tasted wonderful

  23. Hi Priya! This rice sounds heavenly! I am hoping to try it this week though with a few substitutions because I won't be able to get all the ingredients you mentioned so hopefully I will do justice to your delicious recipe. Have pinned this and so excited to try this! Have a great week!

    1. Aww thanks Abby you will sure love it :) let me know how you like it ok...

  24. Nice combination, I love methi and will add a handful of fresh leaves into anything I can think of :-)

  25. Hapy pongal priya and lovely healthy recipe

  26. Hi !
    I tried this recipe today and it turned out very tasty !
    Thank you !

    - Renu


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