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Monday, October 10, 2011

Keerai | Palak | Spinach Pulao and Tomato Raitha Type 1!!!

Keerai Pulao | Palak/Spinach Rice is very delicious and tasty variety rice. I prepared this for lunch yesterday. My family liked it a lot.

Serves - 4 persons

Keerai/Palak/Spinach - 1 bunch
Pudina/Mint leaves -1/2 bunch or 2 cups
Rice - 3 cups
Water - 6 cups
Green Chilli - 3 nos(As per your taste)
Ginger - 2 tspns
Onion - 2nos
Cashews - few(Optional)
Spices - 1 no each(Krambu,Elakka,Pattai /Clove, Cinamon, Cardamom)
Oil - 3 tablespoons
Garam Masala - 1/2 tspn
Garlic(Optional) I have not used

Preparation Method
Wash and chop keerai and pudina and keep aside.
Chop onions and keep aside.
In a Kadai, add 1 tspn oil saute the keerai, pudina, 1no green chilli with ginger for 5 to 7 mins. Allow it to cool. Grind it to coarse paste 2 to 3 times in mixie or blender.
Heat a pressure cooker, add oil, put spices and fry. Add chopped onion, a pinch of salt and a green chilli,(at this stage if you want you can add ginger garlic paste) and saute till onions are transparant.
Now add grounded keerai mixture and saute for few minutes.
Wash and add rice, salt, garam masala and mix. Allow it to boil and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
Wait for steam to release and slowly mix. Garnish with cashews.

Serve hot or warm with Raitha.

Tomato Onion Raitha Recipe

Tomato - 2nos(deseeded and chopped)
Onion - 1 no (chopped)
Fresh curds/Plain yogurt - 2 cups
Green chilli - 1no (chopped)
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 1 tspn(chopped)

Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients one by one.

Tomato Onion Raitha is ready to serve with the Pulao.

Notes - You can add ghee for flavour with the oil.

This recipe is going to CWS Rice by Reva and Priya. My other entries for this event are Peas Pulao Restuarant Style, Kothamalli/Cilantro Sadam, Vegetable Dum Biryani and Masala Veggie Pulao 


Lifewithspices on October 11, 2011 at 12:42 AM said...

very interesting.

Sravs on October 11, 2011 at 3:48 AM said...

Spinach Pulao is very inviting and delicious !!

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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. on October 11, 2011 at 6:20 AM said...

Healthy and neat recipe with deliciously yumm and click as well.Luv it dear.

Prema on October 11, 2011 at 9:43 AM said...

Healthy and flavourful rice,luks yum...

Rekha shoban on October 11, 2011 at 9:53 AM said...

healthy rice...never tried this pulao!!

Indian Khana on October 11, 2011 at 11:35 AM said...

Delicious and healthy ....looks so yum

Raks on October 11, 2011 at 12:19 PM said...

Nice recipe using spinach :) Puloa sounds really nice..

Sushma on October 11, 2011 at 1:37 PM said...

Spinach pulav looks great!

khushi on October 11, 2011 at 1:41 PM said...

a nice flavor of spinach is added...why dont you send it to the event
Event: Kerala Kitchen

Saraswathi Iyer on October 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM said...

Thank you friends for your comments.

KrithisKitchen on October 11, 2011 at 11:10 PM said...

My favorite kind of one-pot meal!
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Unknown on October 11, 2011 at 11:21 PM said...

Yum, that looks delicious and healthy too.

Unknown on October 12, 2011 at 3:54 AM said...

Dear Saras...thats nice to hear that you have the same birthday as mine...belated birthday wishes to you dear!

Sushma Mallya on October 12, 2011 at 6:23 AM said...

Lovely and healthy pulao ...yummy!

Rinku Naveen on October 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM said...

Lovely! Healthy version of pulao..Good one Saras

Prathima Rao on October 12, 2011 at 6:18 PM said...

A healthy and hearty pula..Goes perfectly with this raita :)
Prathima Rao
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