Monday, November 19, 2007

Palak Pulav

Pulav with a tasteful difference
Pulav that is Colourful and with lots of Vegetables.

Ingredients needed:
1. Basmati Rice 1 cup (I had used Jeeraga Samba Rice)
2. Cubed vegetables (Carrot, Cauliflower, Potatoes)
3. Palak - One bunch
4. Salt to taste
5. Lemon/Lime Juice 1 tsp
6. Pulav Masala ( 2Elaichi, 1Bay leaf, 1 inch Cinnamon, 3Cloves)
7. Garlic - 2 cloves
8. Fennel seeds (Sombu / Saunf) - 1/2 tsp
9. Green Chillies - 3 (according to taste)
10. Onion - 2. Sliced length wise
11. Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
12. Oil 2 tablespoons + 1 Tablespoon Ghee
13. Water - 13/4 cup
1. Wash Rice, drain water and keep it aside for a good 1/2 hour.
2. Heat 1 tsp of Oil in a Pan, add washed Palak, Garlic, Green Chillies and Sombu. (Fennel seeds)
3. Fry this for about 3 minutes, Cool and Grind into paste adding little salt.
4. Heat Oil and Ghee in a pressure cooker, Add Pulav Masala and Cumin seeds.
5. Add Onions and fry till golden brown.
6. Now goes the Chopped vegetables. Fry for about 3 minutes and add the Palak Paste.
7. Fry till you get a nice aroma and add the washed Basmati Rice, Salt and lemon Juice.
8. Mix with water and Pressure cook till done.

Serve this Green and Delicious Pulav with any Raita.


easycrafts said...

The colour looks very nice..have u tried methi pulav ?? that too comes out very well

Latha said...

a very healthy recipe for non-palak fans like me:) thanks MT!

indosungod said...

Jeerga samba rice is what my mom uses for any Biryani or flavored rice dishes. I don't seem to get them here so I use Basmati

Asha said...

That is a delicious looking Pulao MT, thanks for the recipe!:))


Love this so so much MT....A must to do rice...for my son ..hates palak..
2 days b4 I bought samba rice in Mustafa centre...Will try this soon..;)

Sia said...

i never cooked palak pulao till now although my amma makes it quite often. for me green pulao is coriander+mint+green chillies:) thanks for the recipe MT.

Laavanya said...

Great idea to use spinach in the pulav. Will try.

Vineela said...

Hi MN,
never tried this pulov before.healthy recipe.
spinach vada looks tempting.
I will try definetly.
thanks for sharing.

DEEPA said...

very colorful .....i have never tried it before ...i made methi -aloo-matar pulov ...but this one is different

Mythreyee said...

You have given me ideas for tonight dinner menu. perfect. thanks.

Latha said...

Hi MT! I went ahead and made it for dinner last evening. My husband liked it a lot and so did our son..... ahem... i still need to get used to the spinach flavour;) thanks for the great recipe!

Daily Meals said...

Hi Menu Today! The pulav looks nice.

Happy cook said...

It looks so good and the colour is great.

Indira said...

That looks so good MT.

Vcuisine said...

Palak Puluv and green vadais are excellent MT. Lots of healthy ones! Viji

Shivapriya said...

Nice pulav and crispy vadas MT.

Meera said...

A very nutritious recipe. I love palak.

lushaz said...

hey thanks for such a wonderful simple n healthy.Tried it our for dinner today n it came out real well! lovely color,,must admit...lets see how my 2yr old son will take it!fingers crossed! hubby is sure to love it..he is in love with greens anytime anyday! :)

WOW GOLD said...

The colour looks very nice..have u tried methi pulav ?? that too comes out very well