Palak Pulao is an easy nutritious one pot meal. This could be a very good option for the lunch box. We normally add palak to our dal or prepare palak paneer, now here is another way to include palak into your diet.
Rice - 1 cup
Palak - 11/2 cup, tightly packed
Cashew Nuts - few ( 8 to 10)
Ghee - 2 tablespoon
Refined oil - 2 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Onion - 1 big, chopped
Garlic - 1/2 teaspoon, chopped
Cumin Powder - 11/2 teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Clove - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Cardamom - 1 or 2
Green chilli - 1 (optional)
Clean and wash the palak leaves and blanch them for few minutes.
Drain the water and take the leaves in a blender and make smooth green puree.
Wash and soak the rice for 20 minutes.
Heat 1 tablespoon ghee and roast the cashew nuts and keep them aside.
Now add the remaining ghee and refined oil in pan.
Add bay-leaf, cardamom, clove and cinnamon into the pan.
Next add chopped onions and garlic and fry till they are translucent in nature.
Add cumin powder, coriander powder and salt taste. Mix them well.
Now add the palak puree and cook until the raw smell is gone.
Finally add the soaked rice and mixed with all the masalas.
Add water (approximately 2 1/2 cup) and cook until the rice is done.
When the water is almost dried add the fried cashew nuts and serve hot.
Add the water almost double the rice or little more than that depending on the rice quality.
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