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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Palak Pulao/ Spinach Pulao



This rice variety is a good one pot , healthy meal. It is perfect for lunch boxes. I tried this recipe from my blogger friend Jeyashri Suresh From Jeyashri Kitchen. It tasted yummy. It can be accompanied with chips and raitha. A very simple and easy recipe to follow.



Ingredients:



  •    Palak| Spinach -   1 cup 
  •     Basmati rice -  1 and 1/2 cup
  •    Coriander leaves  - one handful
  •   Green chili  1-2
  •   Potato  -1 boiled and chopped into cubes
  •   Green Peas  = 1/4 cup boiled
  •   Onion - 1 chopped into julinnes
  •   Garlic -  2 pods
  •   Coconut -  1 tblsp (optional)
  •   Bay leaf  -  1
  •   Oil  
  •   Salt    




Method:


  • Wash the Basmati rice and soak it with 3 cups of water for 30 mins.
  • Heat a tsp of oil, saute the palak, coriander leaves, garlic pods and green chilly.
  • Grind it into a fine paste along with coconut.
  • Heat pressure cooker, add oil, temper bay leaf , add onions and saute well.
  • Add the ground palak and saute for few mins , add potatoes and boiled peas. 
  • Saute for 2 mins. Add the soaked rice and required amount of salt.
  • Cook it for about three whistles.



Yummy lunchbox dish! Serve with raitha and chips.


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