Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Spinach and Corn Pulao/Spinach Rice


Serves 2
Inspired from here
Ingredients:
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Spinach-2 cups, chopped finely
Corn - 1/2 cup, frozen
Onions - 1 cup, chopped finely
Bay leaves - 2
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbspn
Green chilies - 2, slit lengthwise
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Red chili powder* - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Peas - 1/4 cup(optional)
Oil - 1 tbspn
Ghee - 1 tbspn
Water - 1 1/2 cups

*Adjust according to spice level

Method:
Soak basmati rice in water for 20 minutes and drain it. Heat ghee in a pan and fry it for 3-4 minutes and keep it aside. 
Heat oil in a pan and add the bay leaves and cumin seeds. Then add the green chilies followed by the onions. Fry till the onions turn translucent and add the ginger garlic paste. Fry it for 2 more minutes and add the chopped spinach and saute until the spinach wilts. Then add the turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt. Now add the frozen corn and peas.
Saute till the veggies becomes soft and finally add the garam masala and fry for 2 more minutes. Add this mixture to the rice and add 1 1/2 cups of water and keep it in a rice cooker.
Serve hot with raita or chips.

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