Sometimes the unexpected happens.Something of that sort happened today.I prepared this simple rice for ‘Copy cat recipe‘ theme for this month’s blogging marathon theme today noon.Lil Dude was crying to be held so I took a few hurried pictures and kept the plate of rice in the kitchen and was playing with Lil dude.Hubby, who had come for lunch and saw the tray with food and a conversation followed….

He – Have you clicked this one or is it waiting to be photographed…
Me- Done already….
He -[Silent for a few seconds..] OK then, serve me lunch and I will start with that rice you made with peas…..
Me- This rice not spicy so am not sure if you will like it..
He- I love this one..
Me- I am not sure about that. I added very little chillies in that assuming you may not eat it.And also it has kasuri methi..
He- Who said I won’t eat this stuff!! I just tasted it[So that was the reason for the silence a few sentences ago!] and it was great.
Me- [all smiles] Really!!! OK , you can have the whole plate..

Just as hubby was having lunch, SIL tasted a morsel

SIL- Wow, this rice tastes so different. Its nice.
ME- …….Speechless….

So, I made another batch for MIL and SIL. Now you may be wondering why there was so much of fuss around this recipe.Married into a family that loves spicy food,I felt this rice will not be ‘accepted’.I had prepared a small quantity to suit my taste but the rest of the ingredients made the recipe a hit ad everyone at home loved it!!

I used:
Recipe source Ribbon’s To Pasta’s

Cooked rice – 2 cups
Kasuri methi [dried fenugreek leaves]- 1 tablespoon
Frozen peas – a handful
Mustard – 1 teaspoon
Garlic-2 pods, chopped
Green chilli – 1, chopped
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Oil- 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

  1. Heat oil in a pan and put in mustard seeds
  2. When it splutters, add the chilli and garlic. 
  3. saute for a minute.
  4. Add the rice, kasuri methi, peas,turmeric powder and salt.
  5. Mix well and cook on low flame for a few minutes for the flavors to blend.
  6. Serve warm with plain yogurt and pickle / raita.

16 thoughts on “Methi Mattar wara Chawaran | Fenugreek leaves – Peas Pulao”

  1. i guessed from the name itself that it was Vaishali's recipe…it happens to me as well..sometimes i make some dishes just for me as I dont expect others to enjoy and end up not getting to eat any at all….

  2. I am so so glad that your family appreciated the dish..and if you want to make it spicy go ahead and add as many green chilies as you like…personally they are a hit in our house too.. in fact we are having them for tomorrow's lunch:))..u have done a wonderful job on these ..they surely look good.

  3. Even this happened to me not even a week before, had the same story with my daughter and my lil one.

    Rice looks colourful and flavourful.I have bookmarked few recipes from her space too but yet to do.

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