Palak-Coriander Pulav

Its been a long time I blogged about any rice items. So here is a simple and helthy recipe.

I saw this in kannada programme “Aduge Aramane” on ‘Udaya news’ channel few months back (Before coming to US). I was a regular viewer of that program. Everyone at home cursed me for that, especially my cousin who did not understand Kannada!!. At some point I was so addicted to these programs that on sundays, morning 11 to 1.30, I would watch one after the other recipe programs on different channels!!!. I am missing them now :).

Basmati rice 1 cup
Palak(Spinach) 1/2 cup
Corinder leaves 1/2 cup
Green chillies 4
Ginger 1″ piece
Garlic 4-5
Lemon juice 2 tbl spns
Sugar 1 tea spn
Coconut 2 tbl spns
Garam masala 1/2 tea spn
Bay leaves 2
Cloves 3
Cinnamon 1″ stick
Cardamom 2
Ghee/oil 1 tbl spn
Onion 1 big
Vegetables(Green beans, carrot, peas, cauliflower) 1 cup

Grind together palak, coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, coconut, sugar and garam masala without adding much water(If required, only a little water can be added).
Heat ghee, add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, garlic(2). Fry for a minute. Add onion and fry till they turn slightly brown in color.
Add vegetables and the paste, fry for 5min. Add rice and fry for some more time. Add 2 cups of water,salt and close the lid. Check after 10min, if required, add some more water and cook till completely done.
Serve hot with raita.

Serves : 3
Preparation time : 40min

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