Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM 5 comments

We all love aloo-palak right?? This rice is a lovely combination of palak, aloo, onion and tomatoes. Garlic and ginger are there to perk up its flavors. It is so simple and easy, gets done within 10 minutes.

Basmati rice - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Any variety of spinach - 2 cups, cleaned, washed and drained
Small potatoes - 2, cubed
Onion - 1, chopped
Tomato - 1, chopped
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsps
Fresh ginger - 1" piece, grated
Garlic - 4 pods, chopped fine
Kasoori methi - 2 tsps, crushed
Cooking oil -4 tsps
Jeera - 1 tsp, for seasoning
Salt to taste

Recipe cuisine: North indian; Category: Lunch / dinner
Prep time: 15 mts; Cooking time: 10 mts

Serves 3

Onion cut, ginger grated and garlic chopped. Spinach and potato cut; rice soaked in water for 15 mts

In a pressure cooker, oil added, jeera seasoned, then garlic, ginger and onions added and sauteed, then the tomatoes, chilli powder added, and sauteed till it becomes a mushy paste

Then spinach and potato added, mixed well, drained rice, salt and kasoori methi added 

Now, 2 cups of boiling hot water added, cooker lid closed, after steam comes, lower the flames, and cover with a small cup and cook for 10 minutes.

In this picture, the one below shows the rice after 5 minutes, and the one on top shows the rice after 10 minutes of cooking . Rice has been transferred to a hot casserole.

Serve the rice steaming hot, just a bowl of yogurt/curds will suffice.

This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com

Please check out my other rice varieties here.


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