Methi-val rice


This is one of those very simple and nutritious rice dishes that I cooked few days ago. I am tired of giving same things in lunch box for V. So I try to make something different whenever possible. Sometimes they turn out good, and sometimes they become flop. I am trying to keep track of the recipes that we liked, so that I can cook them exactly same the next time.

This is my entry to Srivalli’s rice mela.

1/2 cup dried val (avrekalu)
1 cup rice
1/2 cup grated carrot
3/4 cup chopped fenugreek leaves
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
1-2 tbl spns lemon juice

Ground to paste :
4 green chillies
1/2 tea spn chopped ginger
1/2 tea spn coriander seeds
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
1 tbl spn coconut
1″ cinnamon

Soak avrekaLu overnight and cook them along with rice, taking care the rice grains should not stick to each other. Keep it aside.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add curry leaves.
Add grated carrot, fenugreek leaves, ground paste and fry for few minutes till fenugreek is cooked. Add rice-avrekaLu mixture, salt and mix well. Take off heat, add lemon juice. Serve hot.

Serves : 2
Preparation time : 20mins.

13 thoughts on “Methi-val rice”

  1. I liked this combo of val and methi. I made it this morning, the whole house was aromatic. I liked the ground masala very much. Loved the colour of this rice. Thanks Shilpa…it will be regular at my home.

  2. very unique recipe.
    When I read it ,I liked it very much.That day I had moong sprouts ready so I tried with it and the combination of fenugreek ,carrot and the paste given .It came out very tasty very yummy Will make it again
    thank you

  3. hi shilpa,

    this is the first time i’m seeing ur web site, N i love it. I got all king of foods which i’m looking for.

    preparing lunch box for my husband is very difficult, he eats only rice items…

    can i look forward for some more rice items

    thank u

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