Friday, January 7, 2011

Spinach Poolav

1 cup basmati rice
1/2 kg spinach (palak) finely chopped
1 large onion chopped
1 piece of ginger grated
1 large carrot grated
2 green chillies chopped
1 cup curd
2 bay leaves
2 cloves
1 stick of cinnamon
2 green cardamom
1 black cardamom
1tsp jeera
1/2tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
1tsp ghee
Chopped coriander
2 cup of water


Wash and soak rice with water for ½ an hour. Drain the water. Heat oil in a cooker add jeera when jeera crackles add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, black and green elaichi fry for 1 minute then add green chillies, ginger and onion sauté until onion becomes transparent. Then add grated carrot sauté for 2 minutes then add chopped spinach saute for 2 or 3 minutes then add curd cook for 2 or 3 minutes. Then add soaked rice and salt saute for 2 minute add 2 cup of water mix well and cover by lid. After one whistle flame off wait for 10 minutes. Open the lid and sprinkle garam masala. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.

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