Spinach Rice Indian Style – Palak Rice
Recipe type: meals, vegetarian recipe
RecipeCuisine: Indian Cuisine
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Serves: 4 servings
 
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 15 to 16 spinach leaves (blanched in hot water)
  • 2 tbsp coconut Or olive oil
  • 1 tbsp caraway seeds
  • 10 to 12 cashews
  • 2 one inch cinnamon
  • 2 bayleaves
  • 2 onion julienne
  • 2 green chilies chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 cups rice
  • ½ t/s turmeric (haldi)
  • ½ tbsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander seed powder
  • 1 tbsp fennel seed powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed powder
  • 1 inch ginger julienne
  • salt as per taste
  • 2 cup water Or as required
How to make the recipe?
  1. Firstly was the spinach leaves and blanch them in hot water. Now immediately pour cold water on them to retain it's green color. Chop them finely and grind into a processor until smooth puree formed. Add water if required.
  2. Take a big wok Or vessel. Add oil to it. Place on medium heat. Once oil is hot add caraway seeds. Once it starts cracking add bay leaves, cashews and cinnamon. Saute for a minute.
  3. Now add chopped onion, green chilies, ginger julienne, sugar and few coriander leaves. Saute them for 2 to 3 mins Or until onion is light brown.
  4. Add spinach puree and stir nicely. Scrape the mixer bowl.
  5. Now add all grounded spices and give a nice stir (turmeric, coriander seed powder, garam masala powder, fennel seed powder and cumin seed powder). Cook for another 3 to 4 mins on medium flame. Add water to it.
  6. Wash the rice and mix them in the above mixture. Add rest of coriander leaves and salt for seasoning. Add more water if required.
  7. Cover with a lid and cook for another 15 mins Or until rice is cooked. Keep checking in between. Place gas on medium mode.
  8. Garnish with roasted cashews. Serve Spinach rice hot with papads, salads Or lentils.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 people
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at https://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/spinach-rice-indian-style/