Methi Chawal

A rich way to cook rice that adds color to the ordinary rice.

Methi Chawal
Cooking time


For 4 Person(s)


  • 3 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil
  • 450 grams long-grain brown Basmati rice, pre-soaked
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cumin seeds
  • 0.33 cup(s) chopped onion
  • 2 large potatoes, diced
  • 450 grams methi leaves, chopped
  • 3.75 cup(s) water
  • 2 teaspoon(s) salt, or as desired
  • 1 piece(s) green chili pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon(s) garam masala

Methi Chawal Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté cumin and onion until golden brown.
  2. Stir in the potato and methi, cover pot and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add rice, pour in water together with salt and green chili and bring to a boil. Do not cover pan.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with garam masala 5 minutes before serving.