CooQ : Recipe: Menthiya Bath

Menthiya Bath

Fusion | Mains

120 calories/serving
25 mins
I learnt this recipe from an old magazine when my kids were small and used to send it for their lunch box . Methi/Fenugreek leaves are so good for health, so I used to incorporate it this way by making a delicious one pot rice for kids. This kind of bath is very famous in Karnataka. But this time i changed a bit, because my husband wanted it to be a little tangy. I added tomatoes, lemon juice and a little curd.


1. Wash rice and soak it for 20 mins and roast it for 5 mins in low flame with a little oil.

2. Heat a pan add 1tsp oil add all the ingredients under masala section and roast it on low flame for 5 mins. cool it and grind to a smooth paste.

3. Heat a cooker in which you want to prepare the menthiya bath add oil and ghee, now add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom, saute for a min.

4. Add chopped onions saute until the color changes and then add salt.

5. Now add the chopped methi saute until it's dry. further, add chopped tomatoes, keep cooking & mixing it once in a while, cook it until the tomatoes are soft.

6. Now add the ground masala & saute until the raw smell goes away. add peas, lemon juice, curd, salt and the roasted rice. add 2 cups of water. close lid pressure cook for one whistle and cook it in sim for about 5 mins. turn off flame and serve with raita.