Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spinach pulao

By now I think all the readers of my blog would have known two things about me. One- That I loooove spinach and two- I looove sanjeev kapoor's recipes. So my friends, this recipe is Sanjeev Kapoors Palak aur Gajar pulao. The Pulao is very easy to put together and is very tasty. I've tweaked a bit by adding potato. However, the rest of the recipe remains the same. Try it and I'm sure it will not disappoint you.

Spinach pulao recipe:
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4

Rice- 2cups, washed and soaked
Spinach- 1 bunch, chopped fine
Carrot- 1 large- cubed
Potato: 1 large, peeled and cubed
Onion- 1, chopeed
Ginger-garlic paste- 2tsp
Oil/ ghee- 1tbsp
Jeera/cumin seeds- 1tsp
Turmeric- 1/2tsp
Green chilli- 1, slit
Bay leaf- 1
Salt to taste
For the spice mix
Cinnamon- 1"
Coriander seeds- 1tbsp
Pepper- 7

  • Make a powder of all the ingredients for the spice mix and keep aside.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker and add the jeera seeds and bay leaf
  • Once it pops, add the spice powder and fry for a min.
  • Add the onion and saute till translucent.
  • Add the ginger- garlic paste and saute fora min more
  • Add the cubed carrot and potato and saute for 2-3 mins
  • Add the chopped spinach and stir for 2 more mins.
  • Add the salt, green chilli, turmeric and mix till all the water is evaporated.
  • Lastly add the soaked rice and 31/4 cups of water and mix gently.
  • Close the pressure cooker and place the weight.
  • Cook for 10-12 mins on a low flame till done.
  • Allow the cooker to cool completely before unlocking.
  • Check for salt and serve hot with raita of your choice.

This is my contribution to Aipi's book marked event.
And to Umm mymoonah's Eat well and live well event.


  1. Wow sure a healthy twist...rice seperated the way I want looks super yum

  2. Wat a healthy complete food, wonderful looking pulao..

  3. The pulao looks yummy and healthy.

  4. I absolutely admire Sanjeev kapoor myself..very nice recipe n perfectly recreated..
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event.

    US Masala

  5. Rice Items have always been my fav on the list,this surely is inviting me with great looking pics...Nice combo of veggies...

    Njoy cooking n Happy Blogging....

  6. Delicious and healthy rice dish....


  7. Pulao looks colourful, healthy and yummy...

  8. Looks simply awesome, makes me feel hungry. Thank you so much for sending it to the event.


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