Thursday, November 3, 2011

Methi Peas Bath | Menthya Batani Anna

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Karnataka has lot of options for rice varieties and few recipes are even ideal for breakfast and also on festival occasions.If you want to have a look at few of the various rice varieties,check out this page which I have posted earlier.I generally make methi bath in a simpler manner similar to vangi bath and I have adapted few steps from a cookery show which made it even more delicious.This is ideal for lunch box and as it does not have onion and garlic it is even ideal for festival days.Try out this delicious combination methi and peas with coconut which makes the rice very tasty.
Menthya Batani Anna Recipe:
(serves 2)

Ingredients:
1 medium bunch fresh Methi leaves,leaves separated(2 cups chopped)
1 cup fresh/frozen Green peas
1 cup fresh grated Coconut
2-3 tbsp chopped Cashew nuts
juice of 1 Lemon
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
1 tbsp chana dal
a pinch of Hing
Salt to taste
3 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp Oil

To cook rice:
1 cup Basmati rice or regular Sona masuri rice
1/4 cup Coconut milk
1 tsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp ghee
Salt to taste

To roast and grind masala:
2 tbsp Urad dal
2 tbsp Chana dal
3 tbsp Coriander seeds
1" Cinnamon
2 Moggu
2 Laung/Cloves
8 Guntur red chillies
10 Byadige red chillies
1/4 tsp Hing
20 Curry leaves
Method:
  • Wash and soak basmati rice for 10 mins.Add 1/4 cup coconut milk,ghee,oil,salt and 1 3/4 th cups of water and cook until done over stove top or in pressure cooker or rice cooker.If you are cooking in pressure cooker,pressure cook for 1 whistle and reduce flame and cook for 8-10 mins.Spread the rice on a big plate or vessel.
  • Dry roast urad dal and chana dal until light red in color and drop them in the mixer.Dry roast coriander seeds,laung,moggu,cinnamon,red chillies and add to the urad dal mixture.Dry roast curry leaves until dry and also add hing to it at the end and drop in the mixer.Now grind this to a fine masala powder.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil and 3 tbsp ghee in a big kadai and crackle mustard seeds and add urad dal,chana dal and chopped cashew nuts and fry well until light golden in color.
  • Add curry leaves,chopped methi leaves and green peas and fry until the leaves wilt and peas are fried and cooked.
  • Add 3-4 tbsp masala powder to it and fry well.
  • Add grated coconut and salt to it and mix well.Remember to add less salt as we already added salt to rice while cooking.Switch off the flame and pour this mixture over the rice and mix well.
  • Add lemon juice and mix.Now check for the taste of rice and add extra masala powder or salt if needed according to your taste buds.
Serve it hot/warm/cold along with onion raitha and chips/papad.

Notes:
  • The masala powder might yield in more quantity.You can save this in air-tight container for next usage or you can use this to make yummy dry vegetable curries like brinjal and potato.
  • As this is no onion-no garlic rice one can prepare this on festival days as well.

47 comments:

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A flavorful and delicious one pot meal...

Nisha said...

Very nice recipe ,bookmarking it

Sravs said...

Nice and delicious rice !! love to carry in my lunchbox !!

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ANU said...

very healthy and delicious...love the presentation too!


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Indrani said...

Never tried methi rice at home..looks very refreshing,Pratibha

Aarthi said...

Delicious …Perfectly made one..I will surely try it soon..Thanks for the recipe dear..

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a very new n nice recipe! lovely presentation prathy...

Raji said...

Love this one pot meal..and the presentation is wonderful.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Wow wonderful rice .. love it for lunch..

Gayathri NG said...

unique n Flavourfull rice...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

The bath looks so flavorful and tasty

Kaveri said...

A very flavorful and yummy looking rice

Vani said...

Never thought of adding green peas with methi..cool recipe!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow such a flavourful rice,delicious combo...perfect with papad...

Chandrani said...

Flavorful nice combo meal.

Roshan said...

very appetizing recipe...bookmarked...

Deeksha said...

Methi Peas Bath looks very inviting. I have all the ingredients rite now. I can't resist myself to try this out for lunch. Thanks for sharing dear.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Flavourful rice..yummy too

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Yumm and flaavorful recipe Dear Luv it.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Healthy and flavorful Bath recipe.Delicously done and clicked.Luv it

jeyashrisuresh said...

easy to make lunch box recipe. nice presentation

sangeeta said...

Very nice. Loved the use of coconut n coconut milk in it as my version is more a masala methi matar rice . Would love to try this different spicing for methi rice.

Rekha shoban said...

healthy rice...never tried with methi...gud one!

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely recipe...and such flavorful too..

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divya said...

OMG,very tempting recipe dear...Amazing clicks.Loved ur bath n the presentation too good...

Priya said...

Super flavourful one pot meal..looks fantastic.

Archana said...

Long time since i have had this one. Thanks for reminding me. Bookmarked.

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Suja said...

Love one pot meals,this looks wonderful..nice one

anthony stemke said...

Another great rice dish.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

I havent tried this combo... will try soon. lovely presentation..
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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks superb, beautiful shots.

Nitha said...

Thats a flavorful rice..

Divya Kudua said...

Yum,looks so good.I love methi in my pulao too!

Uma said...

Looks so tempting and delicious.
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Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Nice combo..... rice looks absolutely yummy.

pinksrecipediary said...

prathiba loved the pics.....and a stunning recipe as well.

Usha said...

Lovely picture and delicious rice! I like anything made of rice

Rinku Naveen said...

I have heard of only one bath and its the Bisi bele bath. This one looks tempting Pratibha.
Loved that textured background too. :)

San said...

Ideal for pot luck. It should make a meal more satisfying n hearty.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Nice and flavorful rice,bookmarked.First time here following you dear.Please do drop at my space time permits.
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Jay said...

I am going to try this...absolutely delicious..;)
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Amina Khaleel said...

wow.. delicious looking rice.. enjoyed viewing your posts... fabulous collection of recipes..glad to follow you.. do visit my blog sometime..

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks delicious. I love menthya bhath and it is my first choice when serving guests. :)

Ambreen said...

Very delicious & flavorful rice, looks fantastic!

pushpee said...

love ur blog and yeah..it was nice meeting you at 'Le Pain Quotidien' and tried those Tartines for my family too, they loved it :))

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Flavorful rice ...Perfect for lunch box time. Nicely presented

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