Palak-Coriander Pulav

Its been a long time I blogged about any rice items. So here is a simple and helthy recipe.I saw this in kannada programme “Aduge Aramane” on ‘Udaya news’ channel few months back (Before coming to US). I was a regular viewer of that program. Everyone at home cursed me for that, especially my cousin who did not understand Kannada!!. At some point I was so addicted to these programs that on sundays, morning 11 to 1.30, I would watch one after the other recipe programs on different channels!!!. I am missing them now :).

Basmati rice 1 cup
Palak(Spinach) 1/2 cup
Corinder leaves 1/2 cup
Green chillies 4
Ginger 1″ piece
Garlic 4-5
Lemon juice 2 tbl spns
Sugar 1 tea spn
Coconut 2 tbl spns
Garam masala 1/2 tea spn
Bay leaves 2
Cloves 3
Cinnamon 1″ stick
Cardamom 2
Ghee/oil 1 tbl spn
Onion 1 big
Vegetables(Green beans, carrot, peas, cauliflower) 1 cup

Grind together palak, coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, coconut, sugar and garam masala without adding much water(If required, only a little water can be added).
Heat ghee, add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, garlic(2). Fry for a minute. Add onion and fry till they turn slightly brown in color.
Add vegetables and the paste, fry for 5min. Add rice and fry for some more time. Add 2 cups of water,salt and close the lid. Check after 10min, if required, add some more water and cook till completely done.
Serve hot with raita.

Serves : 3
Preparation time : 40min

23 thoughts on “Palak-Coriander Pulav”

  1. Hi shilpa,
    I was very happy to see a blog on konkani recipes . Even we happen to be from a place called kumta.
    carry on with your good work. Infact I showed it to my young daughter,incase see has to refer to it in future.

    prabha pai

  2. Hi ,
    I too used to see adige aramane but i dont know the meaning.
    i love the pgm coz they will prepare 3 recipes in 1/2 hr program.Now,Iam that thru i can learn those recipes.
    I dont kannada but it is easy to read coz it looks like telugu.

  3. Hello Shipla,
    I just visted ur blog…..mouth watering dishes.Only request can u post all the photo(i mean the dish preparation photos….just as in MAHANADHI BLOG).


  4. Hai Shilpa.
    Cooking is my hobby. After marriage I’m cooking to please my wife. I found your recipes very cool. I will definitely try this weekend. Thanks for ur information.


    1. Hi Shilpa,

      Your recipes are too good and yummy… please let me whether the rice can be cooked before mixing or it can be cooked then itself?


  5. Hi Shilpa, I was bored of the conventional pulao and was looking for some variation. Tried this dish last night, came out really good! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Hi Shilpa,
    This recepie is no doubt good. But for learners it is easy to cook like this:
    Instead of putting rice and pressure cook, u can put cooked rice after doing the seasoning process. It will be easier and also rice wont stick much in this method.

  7. i really like this spinach pulao,,it was really different i made this item its too good,n my dad loved soo much…………

  8. Have you ever tried to cook this or any other vegetable pulav in a Moroccan Tagine? This is an unglazed terracotta vessel (much like our Handi except it has a conical lid). I recently got one and would like to try Indian vegetarian dishes in it. Any tips will be appreciated.

    Shilpa: Sorry Nirmala. I haven’t tried it.

  9. wow recipe… just wanted to know is this is same recipe of Bangaloreans make Pulav(Palav as pronounced in Bangalore) I simply like the taste, but donno the recipe for the same.
    Kindly try to provide the same….

  10. Hi Shilpa,

    I am from Bgm…wondering if I have met u before. Ur recipes r gorgeous..I have tried many. u r really doing a gr8 job. I wonder if I could suggest this. Cook rice seperately with whole spices. cook spinach and grind it with garlic n green chilli. add this paste to the rice. The green colour will be maintained. U can add capsicum and that its only green thru’out.

  11. Hi Shilpa,

    Thanks a lot for posting these recipes. I have tried out a few. Cooking is not one of my major interests but your recipes hace really got me enthused.

    Thanks again.

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