Methi Soya Rice – Instant Pot

Methi Soya Rice – Instant Pot
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Methi-Soya Rice is a simple, Indian, flavored rice using fenugreek leaves & soya. It is so delicious-nutritious.

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Methi Soya Rice | ಮೆಂತ್ಯ ಬಾತ್ | Instant pot Recipe

Methi-Soya Rice is a simple, Indian, flavored rice using fenugreek leaves & soya. It is so delicious-nutritious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Instant Pot
Servings: 6
Author: KaviRuchi

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 3 Green Chili (slitted)
  • 1 Large Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 small Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup Green Peas (fresh/frozen)
  • 3 cups Methi Leaves (rinsed & chopped)
  • cups Rice
  • cups water
  • ½ cup Soya Mini Chunks (boiled)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 tsp Curd
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice

Whole Spices:

  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 4 Cloves

Instructions

Preparation:

  • Wash rice thoroughly and Soak for 20 mins.
  • While the rice is soaking chop onion, tomato and methi leaves.
  • Microwave Soya chunks for 1 min or boil on the stovetop for 2-3 mins. Rinse in cold water a few times and squeeze dry.

Instant Pot Method :

  • Turn on InstaPot to SAUTE mode. Add oil and ghee, once hot add whole spices.
  • Add onion & chili, saute until onions turn golden brown in color; stir occasionally.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell of paste goes off.
  • Add in Tomato and cook until soft.
  • Add green peas and methi, saute until the leaves wilt off.
  • Then add Rice(used Sona Masoori Rice in this recipe) and keep stirring for about a min.
  • Add water(depends on the type of rice using) and give a mix.
  • Add salt according to your taste, Soya Chunks, Curd and lime juice; Mix well.
  • Close Lid of InstaPot and turn the valve to SEALING.
  • Press CANCEL button, turn on MANUAL mode(High-Pressure), Set timer to 6 minutes.
  • Wait for Natural Pressure Release(NPR) and open lid.**BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM**
  • Mix Rice gently and serve hot with raita or coconut chutney.

Pressure Cooker Method:

  • In a pressure cooker heat oil & ghee on medium flame, once it’s hot add whole spices.
  • Then add onion, saute until onions turn golden brown in color.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell of paste goes off.
  • Add in Tomato and cook until soft.
  • Add green peas and methi, saute until the leaves wilt off.
  • Then add Rice(used Sona Masoori Rice in this recipe) and keep stirring for about a min.
  • Add water(depends on the type of rice using) and give a mix.
  • Add salt according to your taste, soya chunks, curd, and lime juice; Mix well.
  • Close the Lid, with a whistle on it. Cook for 2 whistles and off the stove.
  • Once the pressure goes down, mix rice gently and serve hot with raita or coconut chutney.

Enjoy this delicious yet nutritious dish!

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    Notes

    • While preparing Ginger Garlic paste use 40:60 (Ginger: Garlic) Ratio.
    • The Rice-water proportion differs on the type of rice using. 
    • Soya Chunks is a good source of protein. Try Methi rice with soya for add-on health benefit.
    • You could even add half a cup of sweet corn, along with peas for extra taste and kids would love to eat this dish.

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