Spinach Rice (Palak Pulao)
An ideal recipe for kids parties or even for adults. Fairly simple and nutritious recipe.
250gms long grain (Basmati) rice; washed,
1/2 bunch of Spinach (palak) leaves; cleaned and washed,
1 tsp cumin seeds,
2 green chillies; finely chopped,
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste,
1 medium size onion; sliced,
1/2 cup shelled green peas,
1 large capsicum; halved and then sliced,
1 tsp ground cumin,
1 tsp ground coriander,
Salt to taste,
Lemon juice to taste,
3 tbsp oil for tempering.
Blanch the spinach leaves with some water. Drain and grind to paste. Retain the water for further use.
In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add cumin, ginger-garlic paste, chillies and onion, saute for few minutes. Then add peas, ground cumin and coriander, capsicum and stir. Add the spinach puree, mix and cover and cook for a minute. Then add washed rice, around 3 cups of water, salt and cover with the lid. Pressure cook upto 2 whistles. Let it rest until pressure drops. Open, add lemon juice, stir and serve hot with raita and papad.