Recipes, vegeterian, Weight Loss Recipes

Green Pulao/ Spinach Pulao

This green/spinach pulao is the super hit in my family. I will eat this rice recipe in my cheat days because I cook this rice with ghee, cashew sometime with little cream 😉

If you want to make it less calorie and healthy. Make only with spray oil, Quinoa/brown rice.

Let’s move on to the recipe.

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Ingredients:

Spinach – 3 cup/ 1 big bowl

Coriander – 1/4 cup

Mint leaves – 1/4 cup, You can also use mint paste 1 -2 teaspoon

Green chilli – as per taste

Ginger – 1 inch or 1 teaspoon finely chopped

Onion – 1/2 cup chopped lengthwise, Use red onion for better taste

Green peas- 1/4 cup Optional

You can also use potato, Cauliflower or broccoli

Oil/Ghee/Spray oil

Cashew/Almond – 2 tablespoon

Bay leaf – 1 or 2

Cinnamon stick – 1

Cardamom – 3 -4

Cloves – 2-3

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Basmati rice – 1 cup

Water/broth/stock – 1 1/2 cup or 2 cups

Salt – to taste

Method:

Prepare all your ingredients. Clean the spinach and keep aside. Chop onions, ginger, green chilli and keep aside.

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Soak basmati rice for 30 minutes.

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In a blender take spinach, green chilli, ginger, coriander leaves and mint leaves and grind it into smooth paste using little water.

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Heat ghee/olive oil/spray oil in wok/kadai/pressure cooker add cashew and roast it until golden brown and drain on paper towel.

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In the same oil, add all the whole spices and saute for 3-4 sec.

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Then add sliced onion and saute until it reaches golden brown.

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Now add the spinach paste and increase the flame for few minutes saute the green paste until the raw smell of the ginger and spinach leaves.

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Add frozen green peas and mix well.

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Then add salt and taste for the spicy. If you want more spice add sliced green chilli at this stage.

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After the masala evaporates most of the water. Now add soaked basmati rice.

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And mix gently not to break the rice. And sprinkle the roasted cashew. And if you are using cream add at this stage.

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Now add 1 1.2 cup of water and check for salt. This mixture can also be transfer to pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistle or cook it in the rice cooker or cook int he same pan like I did.

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Added 1 1/2 cup of water and keep the flame in medium and cook until the rice fluff on the top. You can open it in the middle of cooking and check.

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Super healthy and tasty green pulao/Spinach pulao is ready to be served. I served with egg masala and Greek yogurt.

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Happy Cooking 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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