Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Palak Rice or Spinach Rice

Spinach is very good for health. especially for kids. so you can make this recipe and pack for lunch. they will like it.

Rice – 1 cup
Spinach or Palak – 1 cup
Onion- 1
Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tspn
Garam masala- 1 1/2 tspn
Red chilli powder or green chilli- ½ to 1 tspn
Salt to taste
Oil – 3 tbspn
Cumin and mustard seeds- 1 tspn

Cooking Method:
  • Wash the rice and soak them for half an hour. And cook the rice with 2-3 cups of water and some salt. Keep it aside so that it is cool.
  • Cook the spinach for 5 min with little amount of water then grind it into paste
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add Cumin and mustard seeds, let them splutter.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste. Then add onion. Fry till golden brown.
  • Then add all the powders. That is Garam masala, Red chilli powder or green chilli, and mix well.
  • Add the spinach paste, salt and cook for 2-3 min.
  • Mix with the cooked rice.
  • Add some fried cashewnuts if you like.

Things to be considered:
  • Don’t cook spinach too much, because it will loose its nutrients.
  • Don’t over cook the rice and make mashy. Let the grains be separate.
Serving Suggestion:
Serve hot with raita or with some curry or also with pickle.

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