Hi All,My last minute entry to Chaitra's event! The reason is, as I stay little far from the city, it is difficult to get all the vegetables when I need. We depend on weekly markets, which are small and will have very little options to buy varieties. Even though I wanted to make this rice before only, I did not get spinach all these days. But today when I went to market I saw fresh Spinach and thought of making the rice and send this entry to Chaitra's event.
As I told before, I am trying new rice preparations, this is one of them. One month before, I watched this recipe in the TV, but could not write down. So depending on my memory, I tried the pulao, it came out good. But for sure, it is very healthy for kids, as they do not eat palak and beetroot directly.
Here is the recipe,
Long grain rice - 2 cups
Beet root - 1 small
Palak(Spinach) - 1 bunch small
Carrot - 1 big
Onion - 1 small, chopped into long pieces
Cauliflower - cut in to 12 to 15 pieces
Paneer - 8 to 10 cubes(optional, but tastes good)
Soya nuggets - 8 to 10(Soaked in the water for sometime)
Tomato -1 medium
Tej patta - 1
Cinnamon stick - 1/2 inch
Clove - 3
Cardamom - 1
Oil - 1 tbsp
Butter - 1 tbsp(optional)
Salt to taste
Chilly powder - 2 tbsp
Soak the rice in water for 2 minutes. Drain the water and keep aside.
Clean and wash palak leaves. Boil for few minutes. Peel the beet root, carrot. Cut into pieces. Boil and keep it to cool.
Prepare palak, carrot and beetroot juice separately.(you can mix all together and make the paste at a time also.)
Wash, cut the tomato and prepare the paste.
Squeeze the water from nuggets.
Heat oil and butter in a cooker. When hot, add all dry masalas(crush it once or they will pop out). Add onion. saute for a minute. Add soya nuggets, paneer. Saute for 2 minutes, keep on stirring.
Now goes palak,carrot and beetroot juice and tomato paste. Let it boil for 3 minutes. Now add rice, salt, chilly powder and cauliflower. Mix properly. Add hot water till the rice is covered. Give 2 whistles. Wait till the cooker is cool.
The pulao is ready to serve.
Sending this recipe to
Rice Feast @ Aathidhyamfrom Chaitra