Methi and carrot pulao recipe

Methi carrot pulao is a very healthy and delicious rice recipe (step-by-step pictures) and a good way to include greens in your diet. It can be had as a one pot meal along with raita or papad. Methi carrot pulao is very easy to prepare and tastes nice too. This recipe is a very healthy way to include fibre and iron in your food.


  • Cooked rice - 2 cups
  • Carrot - 1 cup (chopped into small pieces)
  • Fenugreek leaves (methi) - 1/2 cup ( chopped)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies - 2 to 3 (slit vertically)
  • Cooking oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Tejpatta (bay leaves) - 2
  • Cloves - 2
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE METHI CARROT PULAO RICE Wash and cook the rice with enough water in a pressure cooker upto 3 whistles. Once the pressure is cooled down, spread the rice in a plate so that the grains are separate and not too mushy.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan on a medium flame. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Then add cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaves and saute for half a minute. IMG_4721

Step 3

Add green chillies and chopped carrots and stir well. Cook on a low flame with the pan covered with a lid. (You can sprinkle little water). IMG_4722

Step 4

Once the carrots are cooked, add methi leaves and cook for another 4-5 minutes or till the leaves wilt. IMG_4723

Step 5

Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and mix well. IMG_4724

Step 6

Add cooked rice and combine together. Check for salt and add if required. Switch off the flame. IMG_4726

Step 7

Methi carrot pulao is ready to be served. Remove them in a serving bowl and serve methi carrot pulao hot with chips, raita or papad. IMG_4732

3 Responses to Methi and carrot pulao recipe

  1. Husseain says:


  2. Mounika says:

    simple receipe but tasty

  3. Mr Sumit says:

    Informative one, I love rice very much but experimenting everytime by adding some vegetables and spices but after reading this i got how to make an pullao. Really simple and sobre and easy to cook. Thanks for sharing this.

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