Go Green Again- Palak/Spinach Rice

How many of ur Kids Do not like greens………. My toddler comes in the same catgory! So I add it In Pulav/ Rice or even Dosa…..
This is a very simple Rice Which need minimal ingredients and can be made in a Jiffy!

PhotobucketWe Need :
 1 bunch(big, if using small bunch then use 2 it will almost give us 1 cup of puree) Palak/ Spinach Leaves- Blanched and Pureed (check notes for blanching and pureeing of palak) 
1 cup rice (soak it for ½ an hour and drain) 
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
 1 tbsp biryani masala ( I use Everest) 
Salt to taste
 1.5 cup water 
1 green chilli 
1 tbsp ghee 
Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish 
Method : Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add ginger garlic paste and sauté till raw smell is off. Now add biryani masala and green chilli and fry for 2 seconds. Then add the drained rice and just fry it for a while (this method helps in keeping the cooked rice grains neat and avoids stickiness) Then add the palak puree, salt and water and mix well. Cover the pressure cooker lid along with the weight and let it for 2 whistles. Switch off flame and keep aside. Once pressure goes off from the cooker remove and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. 
Serve with raitha of your choice.

  And here she comes to sit in the background and pick the flower. I must say clicking a snap having a lil one at home ... Phew!!!!Photobucket
NOTE: 1. Wash palak/spinach leaves and boil it in hot water for 3 minutes then switch off the flame and strain the leaves and run it under cold water(normal water). Once the water is drained out Puree it in a mixer jar until fine paste.
2. If u are giving it to a toddler (who has not got all her/his teeth just like mine)then keep aside a small portion(after removing the rest for U) of the above rice again in the pressure cooker and add a ½ cup of water and take 2 extra whistles. This helps the rice to soften and U can even mash it if required.
3. U can even add chopped garlic and ginger if u wish to.
4. I just added one green chilly as we eat less spice and I made it for the little one too. 
5. U can use extra ghee/oil too.Photobucket

Tastes Yummy When U add lotzza Love In It
With A Green Post,
Signing of for now,


divya said…
looks inviting!!

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