Methi Matar Biryani | How to make Methi Matar Biryani

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  • By Archana Potdar
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About Methi Matar Biryani

I did not expect anyone to like this Biryani, as it consists of two ingredients not much appreciated, which is methi (fenugreek leaves) and mattar (green peas). But it was so very loved as the aroma of the spices used made this dish very delicious.

Methi Matar Biryani is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Indian. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Methi Matar Biryani is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Methi Matar Biryani at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only few minute for the preparation and 25 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Methi Matar Biryani by Archana Potdar in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Methi Matar Biryani at your home without any difficulties. Methi Matar Biryani is one of the representative dishes of Indian which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time25mins
  • Serves2People
Methi Matar Biryani

Ingredients to make Methi Matar Biryani

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp jeera
  • 1 bay leaf and 1 masala elaichi/black cardamom
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 2 onions finely sliced
  • Paste ingredients : 2 onions finely diced
  • 1/2 cup coconut grated
  • 10 garlic cloves and 1 inch ginger
  • 2 laung/cloves and 1 green chilli
  • 3-4 kali mirch/pepper
  • 1 tomato pureed
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup methi/fenugreek leaves
  • 1/4 cup curd/yogurt whipped
  • 1 tsp each sauf /fennel seeds and khus khus/ poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp each dhania/coriander powder and jeera /cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp jeera
  • A pinch of shahi jeera
  • Other ingredients:1 each bay leaf and elaichi/black cardamom
  • Salt to taste and Oil as needed

How to make Methi Matar Biryani

  1. Thoroughly wash and drain the rice on a kitchen towel. Heat the ghee in a thick bottomed pan, sauté the jeera, bay leaf, masala elichi till it's fragrance builds.
  2. Stir fry the washed rice along with the fragrant ingredients until you get a pleasant aroma. Next add the water and the salt. Leave the rice to cook.
  3. Take a separate pan and fry sliced onions, keep this aside. Grind together the paste of ingredients mentioned and make one paste out of it.
  4. Heat a thick-bottomed kadhai/wok, sauté this paste till golden brown.Add the tomato puree, sauté it till the oil flows out.
  5. Add the other ingredients, yogurt, salt, ½ cup chopped fenugreek leaves and peas and blend this mixture well.
  6. Take a thick-bottomed pan,span the half cooked rice in a layer, spread half the fenugreek-peas mixture on top of the layered rice. Repeat the layers once more and top it with the fried onions.
  7. Cover this pan with an aluminium foil and place it on top of a hot tawa.Let this cook over low heat for about 10 mins.
  8. Serve hot with freshly made raita.

Reviews for Methi Matar Biryani (1)

Sanjula Thangkhiew2 years ago
Lovely presentation!