Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Palak Wale Masala Chawal - पालक वाले मसाला चावल (Curried Spinach Rice)

Hello friends,


Here is an inspired Curried Spinach Rice recipe. Coincidentally, 2 of my blogger friends had posted it in the month of May. Nithu's and Sailaja's Spanish Rice  tempted me so much that I had to try it out. Please check their recipes to see how they made it. 


I had this frozen spinach in my freezer for not sure how long, so I went ahead and used that as well, thus sending this to Nupur's BB4 event.


Palak Wale Masala Chawal - पालक वाले मसाला चावल (Curried Spinach Rice)


Ingredients
Chawal (Rice) - 1 cup
Palak (Spinach) - 2 cups (washed and chopped, I used frozen)
Pyaaz (Onion) - 1 cup sliced
Tomato - 1 cup diced
Lahsan (Garlic) - 4 big cloves
Hari Mirch (Green Chillies) - 3 big ones (reduce or increase based on how hot you like the rice to be)
Kasoori Methi (Dry Fenugreek Leaves) - 1 tbsp (crushed between your palms)
Dhaniya (Coriander) Powder - 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin) Powder - 1 tsp
Haldi (Turmeric Powder) - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Preparation

  • Wash rice before all other preparations begin
  • Take a pan and add oil.
  • Once oil is hot, add garlic and green chillies and fry them for 30 seconds.
  • Add sliced onions and fry them till translucent.
  • Add all dry powders, kasoori methi and namak. Mix well and fry for 1 min.
  • Add diced tomatoes and mix well. No need to fry it.
  • Add spinach and let it cook till spinach wilts nicely.
  • Let it cool down for few min. and grind everything together.
  • Pour the ground paste rice cooker and mix rice with it.
  • Instead of adding plain water, I recommend add requirement amount of water in the blender and then add that to the rice (So that the remaining ground paste from the jar also is used).
  • At this step, I also added frozen peas and green beans to my rice directly.
  • Let it cook till rice is well done.

Serving
Serve it warm with some plain curd or raita as you may like.


I am also sending this to Healing Foods - Onions event hosted by Priya and started by Siri and to Think Spice Think Garam Masala event hosted by Sara and started by Sunitha of Sunitha's World.


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That's all for now. Take care till next post.

36 comments:

Kiran said...

Love this delicious palak rice.Will try this soon.

Satya said...

hello priya ...this is my first post to ur blog ....before this i came several times to ur blog,i like all ur recipes..u r having nice collection...palak is my favorite n i can take it in any form, ur palak rice looks very tempting....

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

lovely color of spinach rice...my fav since childhood...we add peas also to spinach rice.......the color hv come our so welllllll....delicious

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks so spicy and delicious..

simply.food said...

I love spinach nad I love rice ,your combination is perfect.Lovely healthy dish.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

palak rice looka absolutely delicious Priya! nice clicks

Priya said...

Wat a healthy green rice, looks tempting..thanks for sending..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks so tempting Priya, it's like briyani, very healthy and delicious dish

Sushma Mallya said...

looks spicy and nice:)

Neha said...

spinach rice looks tempting....will try it soon

Nupur said...

Thanks for the entry. Please check the link to Sailaja's blog is possible, clicking on the first portion of it is giving errors.

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful pic..looks so delicious...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely flavored and perfectly colored spinach rice!

SS blogs here said...

Nice rice, Priya!

divya said...

yummy and delicious palak ric....tempting pics

arthi said...

Hi Priya,
I usually make palak rice without adding tomatoes. Your version also looks tempting..sure gonna try this next time..

PS said...

love the color priya, looks sooo yummy..

Sushma Mallya said...

love spinach rice, and this looks so yum, sorry i wasnt feel so couldnt come to your blog...

PranisKitchen said...

spinach rice delicious one yarr.. u have added the traditional name all the ingredient thats cool.good one and very healthy choice

Nitha said...

Love the colour of the Spinach rice.. Looks spicy too. .Delicious dish..

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a delicious rice with all those fantastic flavors! I love spinach!

Rachana said...

Palak rice looks super tempting! Would love to have some with chaas :-)

Swathi said...

palak masala chawal looks delicious priya.

Divya Vikram said...

Love the addition of spinach to the rice. And hey, would love to host october's edition of veggie/fruit a month event.

Vidhya said...

Hi priya,
I use palak regularly..but masalewala palak is new to me...Your recipe is so good...I will try it. Thanks for sharing.

Suja Sugathan said...

Colorful,spicy and delicious rice..nice clicks dear.

Panchpakwan said...

Looks delicious..I love to have some..

Harman said...

very interesting recipe..

Uma said...

looks super delicious. Nice color.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum...
spicy too...

Turmericnspice said...

mouthwatering yumness!! ...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely color of the spinach rice dear....Very healthy too.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks terrific, must be very fulfilling meal...healthy one for sure

Madhavi said...

WOW yummmm chawal recipe, looks delicious!!

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