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Friday, April 23, 2010

Paalak Rice/Spinach rice


For rice :
*Basmathi rice – 1 cup (can use other rices too)
*Chopped spinach – 3 cups
*Green chillis - 2 to 3
*Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
*Onion -1 /4 roughly chopped
*Oil -1 tsp
*cinnamon,cloves – 1 each

 fry seperately

*Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
*curry leaves
*urud dhal – 1 tsp
*channa dhal – 1 tsp
*Red chilli -2
*onion smal size -1
*salt as needed

Method :

Soak Basmathi rice in water for 15 mins. This make your rice longer/lengthier.

Take chopped spinach,green chillies and onion in bowl with little water. Microwave or cook in vessel for 3-4 mins.

Grind this into fine paste with little turmeric powder and little salt.

Heat the pressure cooker. Heat one tsp of oil , add cinnamon , cloves then add the grinded paste. To this add drained rice and add required amount of water and cook this as usual. For Basmathi rice, for 1 cup rice add only one cup of water since the grinded paste will make another cup.

Mean while take tawa. Add 2 tsp of oil . Add Mustard seeds when it splutter add the urud dal ,channa dal and curry leaves . Let it turns golden brown.

Now add the chopped onions,Redchilli and the chopped spinachi( more spinach gives more taste, minium 3-4 cups need). Add little salt for this.(remember you have add little for rice).

Let if fry well. Once the rice is done let it cool and then add into this mixture. Don’t add hot rice and mix all the grains will break and gets mashed.


You can also add little coconut milk (say instead of 1 cup water you can add 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup water)

You can add whole milk too instead of coconut milk.


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