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4 July, 2014

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SPINACH RICE(PALAK RICE)

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Spinach is a wonderful green-leafy vegetable and full of anti oxidants.It is also considered to be anti cancerous.Feeding spinach or palak to kids is a big challenge.So I decided to make this recipe palak rice on a weekend ,which is so wonderful and full of nutrition and my daughter just loved it.


 MAIN INGREDIENT

  1. SPINACH(1 BUNCH)
  2. BASMATI RICE(3 CUPS)
  3. GARLIC (9 TO 10 CLOVES)
  4. GARAM MASALA(CARDAMOM,CINNAMON,CLOVES) GROUNDED
  5. SALT(AS PER TASTE)
  6. GREEN CHILLIES(4 TO 5)

PREPARING THE RICE
  1. SOAK RICE FOR HALF AN HOUR
  2. aDD THE RICE IN BOILING WATER AND COOK TILL IT IS LONG AND WHITE
  3. THE RICE SHOULD NOT BE TOO SOFT
  4. STRAIN WATER FROM THE RICE

PREPARING THE PALAK
  1. MEAN WHILE BOIL PALAK IN A SKILLET OF WATER WITH A PINCH OF SALT FOR 2 MINS
  2. STRAIN THE WATER AND GRIND IT SMOOTH IN THE MIXED  WITH GARLIC AND GREEN CHILLIES

  1. ADD A TBSP OF GHEE IN THE KADAI
  2. ADD 3 TBSPS OF OIL
  3. ADD GARAM MASALA POWDER  AND BAY LEAVES TILL A SWEET SMELL EVOLVES
  4. tHEN ADD THE GROUNDED PALAK MICXTURE AND SAUTE FOR 5 MINUTES
  5. ADD SALT
  6. aDD RICE AND MIX THOROUGHLY OVER MEDIUM FLAME TILL THE MIXTURE IS DRY AND  LEAVES THE PAN.
  7. ENSURE THAT THE RICE DOES NOT BECOME SOGGY
  8. SERVE WITH CURD RAITA

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