Palak Rice Recipe

There are a number of ways in which you can prepare this Palak rice or Palak Pulav. I had bought a bunch of spinach last week and when I started searching for a rice recipe with palak, I found so many versions but no two recipes were alike. So, decided to make it my own way and came up with this following recipe. Believe you me, it tasted yummy!

How to prepare tasty Palak Rice

For the puree
Palak (spinach) - 2 cups chopped
Ginger, Garlic
Green Chillies - 3,4
For the seasoning:
Onions - 2
Tomato - 2
Mustard, Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Curry leaves, bay leaves
Coriander powder - 1/2 tbsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tbsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tbsp
Salt - as per taste

1. Boil the chopped spinach for 2-3 min, when it cools down a bit, add it to the blender. Puree it along with  green chillies, garlic, ginger, salt and little water. Wash the rice and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves. Once they start spluttering add bay leaves, cloves. Then add chopped onions and let them cook for 3-4 mins. Add chopped tomatoes. 
3. Now is the time to add spinach puree, cook it till the oil starts separating. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala,
4. Add the rice, mix well, add water and cook the rice in the way you prepare any other rice.(3 whistles)
5. Serve it with raita


Nanditha said...

Looks yummy! I have tried too and liked the taste.

Niv said...

Yes your version too has been adopted here a bit

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