Fenugreek leaves stir fry rice

Tomato Methi Rice4


This is healthy and flavorful rice made with fresh fenugreek leaves and tossed in spices. This rice dish is perfect for light meal/ packed lunch.

Health Benefits:

Iron-rich fenugreek leaves are combined with tomatoes which are rich in vitamin c and brown rice is used for additional fiber touch which is beneficial for diabetic friendly.

Fenugreek or methi leaves are very rich in vitamins and minerals and they get easily absorbed by the body. Some major ingredients include calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and dietary fiber in its naturally occurring form as in other vegetables

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes


  • Brown rice-1 cup
  • Chopped Fresh fenugreek/Methi leaves-2cups
  • Chopped tomatoes-2num
  • Chopped onion-1num
  • Ginger- garlic paste-1tsp
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Cloves-2
  • Cinnamon-1”piece
  • Cardamoms-2
  • Red chilli powder-1tsp
  • Cumin powder-1tsp
  • Coriander powder-1tsp
  • Turmeric-1/4tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Oil-2tsp


To cook rice:

  • Rinse and soak rice for 30 minutes before cooking. drain
  • Boil enough water with pinch of salt; 1tsp oil in a sauce pan adds soaked and drained rice and cook till the rice is almost done (all dente). Drain completely and spread on a broad dish to separate grains.
  • (tips-better to cook rice ahead and cool completely as hot rice tends to become mushy)

Stir fry:

  • Heat oil in a pan add the bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and saute on a medium flame for 20-30seconds.
  • Add onion, ginger-garlic paste mix and let it cook on a medium flame until onions turn light brown.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes, salt and dry powders (chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric) and cook on a slow flame for 2-3 minutes or till tomatoes are cooked but not mushy.

Tomato Methi rice2

  • Then add chopped fenugreek leaves mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes and add cooked rice mix gently and simmer until heated through.
  • Once the rice is coated well with the mixture and heated through turn off the flame.

Tomato Methi rice1

Serve hot with:

Okra Raita:

Bhindi raita2

Flaxseed Raita:

Flaxseed raita1


  • Spices can be altered as per taste.
  • Any rice or Bulgur can be used

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on December 29, 2014, in Indian, Main dish and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.


  2. wow, you make always healthy dishes and they sound so tasty! I’m impressed!


  3. I love all the spices in this.

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  4. Reblogged this on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen and commented:

    A flavourful and healthy pot meal…


  5. Looks Great, I hope to be able to try it in a couple of days. Brown rice is so hard to find here in Mexico. I am looking for a new source right now.


  6. So interesting to read about the healthy benefits of fenugreek leaves. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. ~oooo looks so yummyyy

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Healthy bowl of goodness!!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Its so flavorful, healthy and delicious recipe dear

    Liked by 1 person

  10. I love the aroma of fenugreek leaves. Thank you for this one Chitra

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Looking so good Chitra 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. lovely recipe..very healthy

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