Spinach Rice

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4 people

You will need:
  1. Spinach:1 bunch - roughly chopped
  2. Onion: 1 no. - diced
  3. Green chillies: 2-3 nos.
  4. Garlic pods: 1 nos.
  5. Cumin seeds:  1/2 tsp
  6. Cloves:  3-4 nos.
  7. Cardomon: 3-4 nos.
  8. Black Pepper seeds: 3-4 nos.
  9. Cinnamon: 1/2 inch stick
  10. Bay leaves: 1 no.
  11. Cashews: 3-4 nos. 
  12. Dhaniya-Jeera powder: 1/2 tsp
  13. Cooking Oil: 1 tsp
  14. Salt - according to taste
  15. Rice: 1 1/2 cups: washed

Spinach Rice

To cook:
  • Heat water in a pan and add the chopped spinach. Once done, keep it aside and let it cool
  • In a blender, puree the cooked spinach, green chillies and garlic.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds and the rest of the spices. 
  • Once you get an aroma of the spices, add the diced onions and saute until golden brown.
  • Now add the pureed spinach mixture and stir for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the washed rice and the dhaniya jeera powder and mix well. 
  • Add about 3 cups of water and salt. Close the lid and let it cook until you get a couple of whistles. 
  • Serve hot with raita!

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