Sanoli's Kitchen: PEAS SPINACH RICE (MATAR PALAK RICE)

Monday, April 29, 2013

PEAS SPINACH RICE (MATAR PALAK RICE)

This is a simple but wonderful and healthy rice, very unusual combination prepared within minutes. I tried out this recipe from my lovely friend Meena Bhatia's space, Homely Food. I made little bit changes according to my taste buds. This rice dish is an one pot meal - cinnamon, cardamom, mace and caraway seeds added an extra flavour to it. Let me show you, how I made this delicious rice dish...

INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup Kalo Jeera Rice (you may use any fragrant rice)
2 Cups Chopped Spinach (washed)
3/4 Cup Green Peas (frozen)
3/4 tsp Caraway Seeds / sha-jeera (may use cumin seeds instead of that)
2 strands of Mace
3 Pods Cardamom
1" Cinnamon
3 Cloves
5-6 Black Peppercorns
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Green Chilli (chopped)
1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil
1/2 tbsp Clarified Butter (ghee)
1 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves (cilantro)

METHOD:
Boil rice with salt, till it is 80% done. Drain off the excess water and set aside.

In a pan or wok, heat clarified butter with oil. Add caraway seeds, cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorns.

Let it crackles, add green chillies and chopped spinach in it. Stir it for 1-2 minutes.

Add peas, turmeric powder, little salt (mind it the rice already has salt) and lemon juice in it again mix lightly.

Mix cooked rice gently now. Take care not to mash the rice or break it. Add chopped coriander leaves on the top. Peas palak pulao is ready to serve with cucumber raita.


It is very healthy and comfortable pulao as I used very mild and minimum spices in it. You can adjust the spice level if you wish.

Sending to: Homely Food Event / Giveaway
Sending to: "Spotlight: Show Your Best Creation" @ Cuisine Delights
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23 comments:

  1. gosh u hv outdone it sano.. this looks a lot better than mine now i hv to try ur ways to cook same dish hehe

    wonderfully done

    nice clicks too
    hope ur family enjoyed it
    i had kept it very simple bt combo was best

    wud make it again hee

    thanks for link up

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  2. awesome recipe..thanks for sharing

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  3. Great recipe.. Thanks for sharing Sanoli :-)

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  4. Nice combination a=for a healthy recipe

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  5. hi sanoli..visited your blog..you really cook awesome!happily following you now :)

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  6. One Healthy recipe Sanoli... daroon...

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  7. Very healthy and super delicious peas spinach rice..

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  8. healthy rice..yummy..
    Todays recipe: http://www.7aumsuvai.com/2013/04/ashoka-halwa-300th-post-with-video.html

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  9. such a colorful rice , looks so awesome.

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  10. Delicious peas and spinach rice sanoli perfect meal.

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  11. Rice looks delicious and healthy one :)

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  12. Delicious! will try this! if you like me love rice recipes i think you'll love tilda basmati's website http://www.tilda.com/public-recipe-category/dry

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