Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Palak Pulav / Spinach Rice

My daughter was a fussy veggie eater,I was always inventing ways to camouflage the veggies the best I could. At times I would puree vegetable and knead them with the flour and make her paranthas,which she loved and loves them till date. I know most children are  picky eaters especially when it comes to veggies. The Spinach Rice/Palak Pulav recipe worked wonders with my daughter,and adults loved it too.I hope it works for you& yours:)


Spinach a small bunch washed and boiled
1 large tomato
8-10 garlic pods
2 inch piece ginger
Cumin/jeera 1 tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
salt acc: to taste
3 tbsp olive oil
2 cups rice soaked and washed

Grind the garlic & ginger in the food processor .Add boiled spinach and chop big pieces of tomato and add these in the food processor. Make a  choppy mixture not a paste.
Take a big open vessel or an aluminium kadai. Add 3 tbsp oil and wait till the oil is hot. Slide in Jeera and wait till you hear the sizzling sound,then add the choppy mixture along with the dry masalas and cook well till all the liquid dries up and the oil starts to separate. Add the rice and fry it in the mixture for 3-5 minutes. Add a glass and a half of water. Cook on high flame for first 3 minutes,then reduce the flame and cook uncovered for another 5 minutes till you see the grains of rice through these holes/bubbles.Then cover it with a tight lid and leave for 5-7 minutes.

Note: I use the tilda rice. Also make sure the rice is seasoned and not new. I never pressure cook rice,some how I like to have the control when it comes to rice dishes. I also eye ball the water that I add to the rice.

You can tweak the recipe here and there. I sometimes chop the spinach without boiling it and chop the tomato's as well. This comes out equally yummy.
Happy Cooking :)!


  1. Bua, please post Sindhi dishes too. My friends would love to try them out. Especially sai bhaaji pulao and sindhi kadi, oh and daal pakwaan too. :)
    They absolutely love Sindhi food.
    I'll send them the link to your blog.

  2. Ruby,I just blogged saibhaji and bhugal chanwarh,pulav.I will soon post a blog on Sindhi Kadi and daal pakwaan too. Keep reading:) Thank you for the lovely comments!

  3. congrats masi,
    I know its not Indian but you should put up the chocolate cake recipe too,I would love to try it

  4. Thanks dear Guddu :)
    I will make a seprate section for baking,I already have that in mind and I have made a note of chocolate cake. So you will find it soon on my blog,keep reading and send your comments :)


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