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Methi Millet Pulao

Little Millet Pulao Recipe | Methi Mattar Millets Pulao

Super delicious, healthy one-pot meal using little millet, methi leaves, green beans, and green peas as the main ingredients along with spices, coconut, onion, and tomato.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Pressure cooker
  • Blender


For blending

  • 4 tbsp coconut shredded
  • green chilies to taste
  • ½ inch ginger root
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 8-10 leaves of mint
  • 4 tbsp cilantro chopped

For pressure cooking

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 green cardamom
  • ½ inch cinnamon
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 black cardamom
  • A pinch of mace
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1 small tomato diced
  • 150 gm green peas frozen or fresh
  • 100 gm green beans chopped into 1/2 inch pieces, frozen or fresh
  • 1 small potato diced
  • 150 gm little millets thoroughly washed
  • 1 cup fenugreek leaves(approximately 200gm) washed and chopped
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 350 ml water
  • salt to taste


  • Blend the below ingredients into a smooth paste by adding water as needed and keep aside until used.
    4 tbsp coconut, green chilies to taste, ½ inch ginger root, 4-5 cloves of garlic, 8-10 leaves of mint, 4 tbsp cilantro
  • Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker on medium heat.
    3 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee
  • Add all the whole spices in, sauté until aromatic.
    2 cloves, 3 green cardamom, ½ inch cinnamon, 3 bay leaves, 1 black cardamom, A pinch of mace
  • Add and sauté until translucent.
    1 small red onion
  • Add the ground coconut paste into the cooker, sauté for 2 minutes on low heat.
  • Add and sauté for a minute until you notice oil separating from the masala.
    2 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • Transfer these into the cooker, and sauté on high heat for 2 minutes.
    150 gm green peas, 100 gm green beans, 1 small potato, 1 cup fenugreek leaves(approximately 200gm), salt to taste
  • Add and combine.
    1 small tomato, 150 gm little millets, 350 ml water
  • Add and allow this mixture to come to a boil on low-medium heat.
    2 tbsp lime juice
  • Taste for salt and adjust if necessary.
  • Close the cooker lid, and cook until 1 whistle on low-medium heat. Turn off and allow the pressure to release naturally.
  • Gently mix and serve warm methi mattar millet pulao with cucumbers on the side or raita. Enjoy!


  • Add salt and spices according to your taste and preference.
  • Besides the vegetables used, you could include potatoes and soya chunks if you like.
Keyword Healthy meal ideas, Methi, Millets Pulao, Millets Recipe, One pot meals, Pulao, Vegetable Pulao