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Sunday, March 29, 2015

PALAK RICE - SPINACH AND POTATO RICE

Ingredients:

1/2 bunch (cut into small pieces) palak (Spinach)
a pod garlic
a small piece of ginger
1 chopped onion
1 chopped carrot (optional,this makes the dish attractive to the kids) 
1 tomato
a few sprigs of curry leaves
1 mashed potato
1 cup basamathi rice
salt to taste
1/2 tblsp garam masala powder (optional)


For Seasoning /Tadka 


1 tblsp mustard
1/2 tblsp urud and channa dal
1/2 tblsp green chillies and red chillies (cut into pieces)



Method  to make palak rice:


First wash and cut the palak into small pieces and keep aside.


















Then cook the basmathi rice  till 70% done and set aside.



Now take a wok, pour some oil and when the oil is hot, add all the seasoning ingredients and fry till done.

Now add the onions, tomatoes and cut palak and nicely mix and close with a lid.
Let the whole thing cook very well.





When it is done, add garam masala powder if you want and saute for a minute.
Take it wok from fire and add the rice and mix it well.

Take a wok/kadai , pour some oil and put the mashed potatoes and roast it slightly and when done add the curry leaves and

 Put the fried  potatos into palak rice and mix well.


Serve with raita.