Spinach Pulav(Palak Pulav)

This recipe is inspired by other Spinach-Coriander Pulav recipe. I made this yesterday morning to take in our lunch box. It came out really well. We both are not big fans of spinach taste, but I like to use it frequently because it is very healthy. This pulav masks the taste of it, which we loved.

I used red and yellow bellpeppers(capsicums) in this instead of green ones because of their mild taste. You can use any of your usual pulav vegetables.

2 cups basmati rice
2 cups vegetables (red & yellow bellpeppers, potatoes, carrot, cauliflower, green beans, green peas)
1 tea spn cumin seeds
2 cardamoms
4 cloves
2 bay leaves
2″ cinnamon
1/2 cup onion

Paste (grind to a smooth paste)-
2 cups spinach(palak)
1/4 cup coriander leaves
2 tea spns ginger
1 tea spn garlic
1 tea spn coriander-cumin powder
6 green chillies

Heat ghee and add cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves. When cumin starts popping, add onion and all other vegetables and fry for about 2 minutes.
Now add paste, rice, salt and fry again for 2-3minutes. Add 3 and 1/2 cups of water and let it cook on medium heat(Transfer the pan on a tava to give extra thickness). When all water is absorbed, reduce the heat to low and let it cook for another 10mins, in this time, the rice finishes cooking in the steam.
Serve hot with raita.

Serves : 4
Preparation time : 60mins


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