Methi Paez

Methi Paez

Methi Paez

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Average
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(Given 8 days after delivery)

Cures backache, promotes lactating i.e. increases breast milk, strengthens and helps in bringing back the uterus to its contracted state, relieves flatulence. 


  • 1 cup boiled rice
  • ½ cup methi seeds
  • 1 cup coconut juice
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • ¾ cup jaggery


  1. Wash and soak the methi for 4 to 6 hours.
  2. You can soak the boiled rice too, if you wish, separately.
  3. Drain the rice and methi seeds and transfer to utensil.
  4. Add 4 cups water and bring to a boil.
  5. Remove scum from the surface.
  6. Reduce heat and cook till rice and methi are soft, stirring occasionally.
  7. If the water dries out, add a cup or two of water, as per desired consistency.
  8. If you prefer the methi paez thick, avoid using additional water.
  9. Add the jaggery and stir till the jaggery has dissolved.
  10. Then add the coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes.

I have used double the quantity in this recipe.


    • Certainly Maria, turmeric leaves can be used for flavoring. Add one or two leaves whilst the Methi Paez is cooking, maybe when adding jaggery. Discard the leaves when serving.

      Take Care, Cecilia

      On Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 7:41 AM, My Cooking Diaries “” wrote:

      > Maria L. Rego commented: “I love cooking. Your mother’s receipt is very > interesting. Definitely will try it. Can we use tumeric leaves?” >


    • Dear Stella,
      As stated in the recipe, methi paez is to be started 8 days after delivery and may be given every alternate day. One day Nivol, next day Methi paez and this may be continued for a month or so. Do read my posts on postpartum care and menu for lactating mothers where I have explained the different foods the new mother can consume and the basic diet to be followed.
      All the best & Happy New Year 2021!


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