Methi Rice – Instant Pot Recipe

Methi or Fenugreek is known for its health benefits be it the seeds or the fresh leaves. These leaves have a distinctive aroma and a slight bitterness. When cooked with the right spices, Methi is tasty for the palate and healthy for the body.

The below recipe brings out the distinctive taste of methi and the aroma of the spices. Right from the color, fragrance and the texture – I am sure this will be a winner for any rice lover out there.

So, go ahead and give this recipe a try !



Video Link: 

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes + 20 minutes (Including cook and Natural pressure release)

Serves: 2 people


Basmati Rice – 1 cup

Fresh Methi leaves – 1 bunch

Onions – 1 small

Tomatoes – 1

Ginger – 1/2 inch

Green Chillies – 2

Curry leaves – few

Vangi Bhath powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Cumin Powder – 1 tsp

Tamarind Paste – 1 tbsp

Jaggery (Optional) – 1 tbsp

Coarse peanut powder – 1 tbsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Salt – 1 tsp or as per taste


Turn on the instant pot in SAUTÉ mode.

Heat Oil. Add tempering ingredients – mustard seeds, urad dal and asafoetida.

Sauté till done.

Next add the chopped onions, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Fry till onions are translucent.

Add tomatoes and fry till mushy.

Next, add the chopped methi leaves and mix well.

Add the spice powders and salt. Mix well.

Now, add the washed basmati rice. And add 1 to 1.5 cups of water. Mix well.

Lastly, add the jaggery powder (optional) and mix well.

Turn off the sauté mode. Close the lid and make sure the vent is in sealing position.

Select Pressure cook mode and cook on high pressure for 6 MINS and do a Natural Pressure Release (NPR).

Once done, garnish with coarse ground peanut powder and mix well.

Serve hot with some chips or raita.

Enjoy your One pot Meal 🙂






3 thoughts on “Methi Rice – Instant Pot Recipe

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s