For all you readers who are looking forward to my recipes, I apologize for the delay in posting but I promise this Methi Rice is such a simple and tasty recipe that it will be worth the wait! (For tips on serving Basmati, jump straight ahead to the my-take section)
O.K. Reasons for the delay? I try to keep my weekend blogging-free. It helps me demarcate a work-week. You tend to lose a bit of your personal life when working from home (Am I right?). Secondly, this Monday marked the beginning of a new year as per some Hindu traditions. So, I made an elaborate lunch (catering to both Nachiket’s and my upbringing and festivities) giving me no time to photograph food or post recipes!
But I tell you, making this super simple Methi rice also was a tough task for the weekend with our two latest addictions: Words with Friends and Game of Thrones. All our plans for the weekend went flying out of the window when we installed Words with Friends on our phones and played against each other, THE ENTIRE DAY! Both of us being the super-competitive souls we are, Iam surprised there have been only playful arguments and not serious harm to either of us 😛
Game of Thrones was continuously playing in the background while we were playing. Its nice with Drama & suspense but it could do away with some of the nudity I guess! But I know why all men like it though. Nudity and sword fights. Do men really ask for more from television? 😀
Back to the recipe, It really does not need too much intro. I have used fresh Methi /Fenugreek leaves easily available from any Indian Store. But, this recipe delivers such a tasty meal that not having Methi is no reason not to eat it. Use Spinach or even a Spinach-Kale mixture in its place and Enjoy the recipe!
I have used Peanut powder made out of roasted peanuts. If you have raw peanuts on hand, just powder them and cook them for longer in the recipe before adding the greens. Same Taste Achieved! Here is the recipe for: