Methi – Tomato Rice

On this lazy Sunday I was not feeling like cooking anything special. My hubby was not in town and my little one only eats non – spicy stuff. I checked my refrigerator and found methi leaves. Thought of preparing some rice baath. I just mixed whatever I felt like and it turned into a very tasty Methi – Tomato Rice. In South India, various types of dishes with rice are prepared. My innovation added one more to the list.

2 tomatoes

1 cup rice
1 cup chopped methi / fenugreek leaves
1 tsp urad dal /Black gram dal
1 tsp methi / Fenugreek seeds
4 red chillies
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
10 curry leaves
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Cook rice and keep aside.
In a kadai, put 1 tablespoon oil.
Add mustard seeds. After they splutter, add asafoetida, curry leaves and red chillies and fry
for 30 seconds.
Add urad dal and methi seeds one after the other. Fry slightly.
Chop one tomato, add to this and fry.
Now add methi leaves and fry till leaves wilt.
Make a paste out of the other tomato and add to the mixture which is getting fried.
Add turmeric powder.
Now add 1 tsp salt or as needed.
Now add rice and mix properly.

Serve it with dal fry, pickle, papad and your choice of vegetable curry.
If you happen to try this out, please do let me know your reviews. Will be more than happy to read a few.


  1. says

    Looks yummy… interesting recipe. Thanks for your nice comments on my posts. Sorry, it took me so long to visit your space. You have a lovely blog here 🙂

  2. says

    Enjoyed going thru ur wonderful recipes …Look forward to more of ur virtual treats.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog , its always great to connect with new bloggers.

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