Friday, January 29, 2010

Palak Pulao (Spinach Rice)

Spinach is one vegetable I never get tired of. Main reason behind this is, it can be used to make so many different dishes. You can make its sabji, paratha, soup, pakoda. In every form it tastes delicious. Today I used it in rice to make its pulao. Spinach added a great flavor to rice. This recipe is quite simple and very healthy.



Ingredients:
1 cup rice
1 cup Spinach leaves
1/2 cup coriander leaves
1 onion sliced
1 potato peeled and cut into cubes
2 green chillies
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp dhania powder
2 cloves
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmertic/haldi
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp oil
Salt

Method:
  1. Wash rice and drain water. Spread it on plate and let it rest for some time.
  2. Grind together spinach leaves,coriander leaves and green chillies.
  3. In a pressure cooker heat oil.
  4. When oil becomes hot add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Fry for a minute.
  5. Add sliced onions and ginger garlic paste. Fry till raw smell goes and onion becomes golden.
  6. Add spinach, coriander paste and potato cubes. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add red chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala. Stir well.
  8. Add rice and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add water, salt and lemon juice. Mix well.
  10. Close the lid of cooker and bring one whistle.
Serve hot with raita.

Preparation time:  30 minutes

21 comments:

Jagruti said...

hey..healthy and yummy spinach rice..looks great and inviting..

cheers
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meeso said...

Yum, I agree... Spinach is a favorite of mine, too! This rice looks delicious :)

Priya said...

Spinach rice is one of my fav...i do often this rice..looks yumm..

Nithu Bala said...

I love spinach..this is very healthy and yummy too..

Nostalgia said...

You are right... palak is quite versatile and this looks fantastic

Ramya Manja said...

Wow Yummy Spinach Rice..Spinach adds great flavor and Color..Great way to get the nutrition to the body...

Sushma Mallya said...

Healthy and a delicious rice...

AshKuku said...

Looks delicious & when health is the concern, suits palates too....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Devi Meyyappan said...

wow nice dish with spinach dear :).. new to me, looks goood :)

Padhu said...

Healthy and delicious pulav!
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

Haddock said...

Popeye is going to be proud of you.

Rachana Kothari said...

Healthy and delicious pulao!

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks alot all for your lovely comments!

Siddhi S said...

Hey very healthy n yummy pilaf renuka...nice recipe

Sowmya said...

very healthy recipe...

Supriya Nair said...

The spinach rice looks fab here....very nutritious and healthy recipe...i liked the idea of washing and laying the rice on a plate before cooking...will follow this one...

Deepa G Joshi said...

what a nice green colored rice..really tasty..

Malar Gandhi said...

Renuka spinach pulaf sounds very healthy and delicious...its beena while I made them, thanks for bringing me on the track of good health':):)

Aparna said...

Healthy pulaooo renuka..i wish i could get a part of it :)

Preety said...

love spinach rice, i make this too..this is such a helathy option for tiffin too

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks alot all for your wonderful comments!

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