Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Palak Rice/Spinach Rice

Last saturday my hubby got lots of fresh spinach. So I'm busy trying out different things out of it.
It needs to be finished off soon or else they will lose their freshness.
Yesterday night tried out a rice item. Making kids eat healthy food items is always a herculean task for mommies.
But to my surprise, my kid enjoyed this Spinach Rice very much.
We all enjoyed it indeed.
Recipe is as below

Ingredients:
Spinach/Palak- 500 gms
Sona Masoori Rice/Long Grain Rice/Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion-1 sliced thin lengthwise
Cinnamon stick-1'' piece
Elachi/Green Cardamom-1
Bay Leaves/Tej Patta-1
Cloves-2
Jeera/Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Haldi/Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Garam masala-1 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Green chillies-2 slit lengthwise
Water-2 cups
Salt to taste
Oil-few tbsp

Recipe:
Clean and finely chop spinach leaves.
Wash and soak rice for 15 mins.
In a pressure cooker,add 2 tbsp oil.
Once hot add bay leaves,cloves,cinnamon,cardamom and cumin seeds.
Now add ginger garlic paste and fry till it's rawness is gone.
Saute once and now add in the onions,saute again till translucent.
Once done add green chillies,mix again and then add turmeric powder.
Now add spinach leaves.
Mix well and now add rice to it and mix well again.
Now add garam masala,coriander powder and mix well.
Now add water,salt to taste and 1 tsp of oil to it and close the lid and
pressure cook till 3 whistles.
Once done,let the cooker cool down.
You are ready to serve spinach rice with raita or any pickle and yogurt.

Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

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