Palak pulao

palak pulao

A quick and easy to make pulao recipe which is rich in iron and calcium and is also a  good combination of taste and health.

Ingredients

  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Palak or spinach leaves - 15 leaves
  • Green chillies - 3 to 4 nos
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Mint leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Onions - 2 (cut into small cubes)
  • Green peas - 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic cloves - 10 (chopped finely)
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 small piece
  • Lemon juice - 2 teaspoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 4 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Grind palak leaves, green chillies, coriander leaves and mint leaves with little water to make a soft paste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a kadai. Add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon stick and stir fry for half a minute. Add crushed garlic cloves and saute till brown.

Step 3

Add onions and saute for till they turn light brown. Add green peas, salt, palak paste and sufficient water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 4

Add rice and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or till the rice is completely cooked and water is absorbed by the rice.

Step 5

Sprinkle lemon juice and serve hot.

 

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