Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Palak Tulsi Chawal - पालक तुलसी चावल (Spinach and Basil Rice)



Hello Friends,

Here is a recipe, with a thought of just mixing few greens together with rice. I had frozen spinach at home and home grown basil leaves (which were ready to wilt, if not used soon). So, this is what I thought of making. Almost a one-pot meal with some raita.

Palak Tulsi Chawal - पालक तुलसी चावल (Spinach and Basil Rice)
Ingredients
Cooked White Rice - 2 cups
Palak (Spinach) - 2 cups, I used baby spinach as it is, feel free to chop them to desired size.
Meetha Tulsi (Basil) - 1.5 cups, feel free to adjust the quantity.
Onion - 1 cup, sliced or chopped, as you prefer
Tomatio - 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Green Chilies - 2, finely chopped (remember that basil is also spicy, somewhat)
Ginger - 1 tbsp, finely grated or ground
Garlic - 1 tbsp, finely chopped or grated or ground
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - as per taste
Preparation
  • Take a non-stick pan and heat oil in it.
  • Add mustard and cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add green chilies, onion, ginger and garlic and let them fry till onions turn translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and all spices and fry for 2 more min.
  • Now, add both spinach, basil and salt and cook covered till spinach wilts down.
  • Fry uncovered for 2 more min.
  • Add rice, mix everything well and fry for 2 more min before removing from heat.

Serving
Serve it warm with some raita or plain yogurt.

This goes to Veggie/Fruit A Month - Spinach event guest hosted by Reshmi and started by me.
That's all for now. Take care till next post.

50 comments:

Radha Rayasam said...

I just brought home some fresh spinach and basil. You gave me an awesome recipe, will try it tomorrow! Very nice blog, great pics!

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks yum and also is healthier. Meeru tulasi aakulu vesi chesaremo anukunna modhata. :)

Pushpa said...

Fragrant one pot meal.Delicious.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Adding Basil is an excellent idea... It gives a lovely peppery aroma...
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Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful rice delicious with green
Priya this looks wonderful

Suparna said...

nutritious combo! good one :p

Madhavi said...

Lovely rice and healthy too!!

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Mélange said...

Exotic rice..So pleasing that I feel like having some right now ..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very tasty and healthy rice preparation. Looks very tempting.

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Priya (elaichii) said...

adding basil must have added tons of flavor. looks delish!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

What a flavorful combo, this looks so delicious.

SouthIndianHome said...

Delicious and colorful
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aipi said...

Priya ~ I love basil rice and totally loving the Indianised version you made here :)
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sangeeta said...

Wow ...this basil should be great with spinach . I use it all the time with barley n pasta but never with rice. Lots of sweet basil n thai basil waiting to be used here ...good idea.

Babli said...

Very nice, interesting and unique dish. Palak tulsi chawal looks flavourful, yummy and tempting. Very beautiful presentation.

Treat and Trick said...

Nice recipe, love this one pot meal which is healthy and very tasty...

Paaka Shaale said...

I had never heard of tulsi being used in rice. This makes a very interesting twist. Loved the rice. Looks very comforting :)

Vardhini said...

Palak and tulsi combination is new ... looks so yummy. Bookmarked.

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Taste Junction said...

Nice combination..On your event query - First guest entry has been posted on my blog, you can check it out! So I invited Reva as guest blogger. Now she will invite her friend, who will invite hers....So the chain goes on. Hence it's by invitation. But for any special friend (like you), who would like to participate, we would be happy to send such invitations!!

sonu said...

very healthy and flavourful rice..delish !

Reva said...

That is a wonderful combination of ingredients... Palak and basil ... treat to the tummy:)
Reva

Deeksha said...

yummy and healthy rice made me hungry...

Priya said...

Omg,thats a flavourful,healthy and inviting rice..delicious..

Kalpana Sareesh said...

flavorful rice..

Sanctified Spaces said...

What a unique rice combination.Im sure its bursting with flavours.

Radha Rayasam said...

Going to make this today, will post pics! Thank you very much for this lovely recipe!

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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so healthy and nice delicious rice !!

Rani acharyulu said...

Wow,healthy combo n flavorful rice looks delicious!!

Kalyani said...

looks delicious ....

nivedita said...

WOW,
PERFECT FOR THIS SEASON.
WILL TRY SOON.

Mugdha said...

Adding Basil is an excellent idea...It looks delicious and must b aromatic...:)...

Sobha Shyam said...

wow..liked adding tulsi..a flavourful and delicious rice.

Swathi said...

Basil spinach rice looks dleicious Priya. love to try them.

Now Serving said...

That sounds lush and flavourful! YUM!

Jay said...

looks utterly healthy yumm..!


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Reeni said...

What wonderful rice full of spinach and basil! Healthy and delicious Priya!

Priya Sreeram said...

basil rice indian style keeps me hooked !

divya said...

Looks awesome,mouthwatering here..

Chitra said...

wow, this is a healthy , wonderful recipe. bookmarked !!

Rumana Rawat said...

That looks so delicious... and very healthy too..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never included basil in cooking,sounds very nice!

swapna said...

Healthy and yummy rice....love it!!

Vegetarian Zest said...

Never could have imagined that tulsi can be used in foods. I think i need to learn a lot. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Archana said...

Awesome looks delicious. Just what I need to make. Thanks

Parita said...

Such a unique recipe! Looks delicious and very flavorful!

Hari Chandana said...

Very interesting recipe.. looks gr8 !!
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Sanjeeta kk said...

Love the tulsi used in rice recipe!

Jayashree said...

This must have been so flavorful and fragrant.

Lyndsey ~The Tiny Skillet~ said...

You have a wonderful space here. I am bookmarking this dish, I love all the flavors you have added. I always have spinach on hand whether fresh or frozen, so this is perfect for me, yummy!

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