Palak Pulao

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Palak Pulao / Spinach Pulao is a one pot meal. Served with plain buttermilk Palak Pulao is packed with nutrients and serves as delicious meal in a hurry.


Servings: 2 Preparation time:
  • 1 Glass rice
  • Spinach, Raw, Spinach Leaves, Palak, Leafy Greens 1 bunch spinach
  • Onions, Raw, Onion 1 (large) onion (chopped)
  • Coriander Leaf Corriander, Cilantro Leaves, Green, Leaves, Parsley Leaves, Coriander 1/3 cup coriander leaves
  • 2 green chillies + 3 extra
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, 1 tbsp garlic paste (5-6 garlic cloves)
  • Ginger Paste, Puree, 1 tbsp ginger paste ( 1 1/2'' ginger)
  • Yogurt, Plain, Low Fat, Curd, yoghurt 2 tbsp curd
  • Pepper, Black Powder, Pippali, Ground Pepper 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • Garam Masala Powder, NITU DIDIs garam masala powder 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Garam Masala Powder, NITU DIDIs garam masala powder Whole garam masala (Shahjeera,cloves,black pepper, cinnamon,black cardamon,Bay leaves)
  • 1 big spoon oil + 1 tsp ghee (opt)
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp Salt to taste
  • 1 & 1/2 glass of water

Instructions (Preparation Steps):

  • Blend all together : coriander leaves, 2 green chillies, garlic paste, ginger paste, curd
  • For Spinach:Take 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add 1/2 chopped onion. when it becomes transparent, add the spinach.Cook on medium heat till spinach changes its color.Cool & ground to paste.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan or pressure cooker. When oil is hot, add whole garam masala.
  • When garam masala crackles, add the remaining chopped onion.
  • When onion becomes light brown, add the Coriander paste. Fry it for 2 minutes
  • Add black pepper powder & garam masala powder.
  • Add spinach paste
  • Now add slit 3 whole green chillies.
  • Add the water and salt.
  • When water comes to a boil, add rice.
  • Pressure cook on high flame till 3 whistles and then on simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with curd raita.

Cook's Tip:
Add fresh fruit to yogurt or oatmeal for a pleasant texture and added vitamin boost.
Cayenne pepper can add a little fire to recipes. Use less, taste and then add more if you’d like.
To cut onion without crying - peel and cut onions under running water. Chop onions near a gas flame. Or refrigerating onions before chopping


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