Methiya Pez

Methi refers to fenugreek seeds and pez (in konkani language) means kanzee(gruel/porridge). Methiya pez is a very healthy post natal recipe. Methi is considered a lactogouge that increases the quantity of breast milk. So this gruel is very good for nursing mothers. Fenugreek seeds too have multiple health properties so this porridge is very nutritious to everyone. My mom used to make this for us atleast one a month for the evenings and as a kid even though its taste was a little bitter , I used to love it. One of my favourites! Very healthy for kids as well.
  • Passive
    30 minutes
  • Prep
    15 minutes
  • Cook
    30 minutes
  • Servings
    3-4 People

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Meethi (Fenugreek seeds)
  • 1/3 cup Parboiled Rice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cup Coconut Milk
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery (I used 1/2 cup Goan and 1/4 cup Cane jaggery)
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder

Instructions

  • 1 Soak the fenugreek seeds in 1 cup water overnight.
  • 2 The next day, remove the seeds and keep the seeds aside. Reserve the fenugreek water for later use.
  • 3 Wash and soak the rice for atleast 1 hour.
  • 4 In a pressure cooker, add the rice and fenugreek seeds with 1/2 tsp salt and 3 cups water. Keep on HIGH flame for one whistle. Let the pressure of the cooker get released naturally.
  • 5 Then add, jaggery and coconut milk to the rice and fenugreek mixture.
  • 6 Cook on low flame.
  • 7 After about 15 minutes , add the cardamom powder and adjust the salt.
  • 8 Cook for another 5 minutes. Methiya pez is ready.
  • 9 Serve!

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