Palak Rice

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Palak now-a-days is supposed to be the most popular among the greens available in the market so this recipe is timely. I have already put up a few one pot meals consisting of mostly rice items like Tomato Rice, Mint Rice, Methi Pulav, Ghee Rice, Vangi Bhaath and today I would like to put up Palak rice ! Tastes great with the special raitha which I am putting up as well.

What you need to have:

1. Basumathi Rice – 1 cup

2. Chopped Palak – 1 cup

3. Cubed Potatoes – 1/2 cup

3. Green peas – A handful

Basmathi Rice

Chopped veggies & Palak

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Bay leaves – 2

2. Cardamoms – 2

3. Cloves – 4

4. Cinnamon – 3″ Piecs

5. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

6. Cashews – A handful

7. Kishmish – A handful

8. Cubed Tomatoes – 1/6 Cup

9. Chopped Onions – 1/2 cup

10. Ginger galic paste – 1 teaspoon

11. Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon

12. Garam Masala powder – 1 teaspoon

12. Green chillies – 4

Ingredients of Seasoning

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash Basmati rice drain water and keep it aside as shown among the image above.

2. Wash and chop palak fine, peal, wash and chop potato lengthwise and keep aside. Wash and chop tomatoes, peal and chop onions lengthwise and keep it aside.

3. Place the cooker on low flame with 6-8 teaspoons of cooking oil in it. When heated add bay leaves to it and let it fry for about a minute. Add cumin seeds to it. When it sputters add crushed cardamom, cloves, cinnamon one by one to it.

4. When just fried add slit green chillies, cashews, kishmish to it. When fried add chopped tomatoes from step 3 to it let it fry for a while. Now add chopped onions from step 3 and required quantity of salt to it.

5. When onions turn transparent on frying add turmeric powder, garam masala powder to it. Just stir in and add ginger-garlic paste to it.

6. Stir well and add chopped veggies from step 2 to it and just stir for a while. Finally add basmathi rice to it and add required quantity of water to it. Check for salt. Close the lid cook for 25 minutes as usual in the cooker till it is done.

Ready to serve Palak Rice is as shown in the image below. Enjoy with Tomao-Onion Raitha.

Ready to serve Palak Rice with Raitha

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 5-6


20 thoughts on “Palak Rice

    prathibha said:
    November 28, 2009 at 10:47 am

    yummy pulao…
    liked ur version..
    chk mine when u get time..

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm

      Hi Prathiba,

      Thanx a lot 4 visiting my blog. I too liked ur version of the same and presentation as well.

    vidya said:
    November 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    it looks so so taqsty definitely it will be on my table this weekend….

    prathibalrao responded:
    November 28, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Hi Vidya,

    Just give a try and lemme know the feedback of the same. Thanx a lot.

    H. R. Savita said:
    November 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Vidya,

    When i prepared this every body likes its great tast.
    Thank you for wonderful rice.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 30, 2009 at 8:35 pm

      Hi H.R.Savita,

      Thanx a lot 4 ur comments. Do try out other rice items from this blog please.

    suman mallya said:
    December 25, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Pratibalrao

    I rightly choose this dish to serve for the guests today

    Thank You

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm

      Hi Suman mallya,

      Thanx a lot 4 ur comments. But you give me da feedback which will be better off. Btw i wish you and ur family a very happy and wonderful new year ahead.

    Anjali said:
    January 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Hi aunty,
    This is indeed tasty again.Thank you!

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm

      Hi Anjali,

      Its really surprising 2 know that u have all da time in the world to try out new recipes and relish da same with that sweet little kid by ur side!!!!!!!!!

    lavanya kishore said:
    February 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    it was really superb. i was looking for some palak recipes and got urs. tried it, it came out really excellent. had nice food today bcos of u. thanx.

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 24, 2011 at 9:00 am

      Hi Lavanya,

      Thanx a lot 4 ur comments. Do try out palak soup if u wish to and send me da feed back please.

    Palak Paneer « The Indian Food Court said:
    March 12, 2011 at 7:12 am

    […] that popular in Northern India as palak is. I have already put up dal palak, palak moongdal masala, palak rice and palak soup recipes and these have been well-received and appreciated by readers of this blog. I […]

    jupi said:
    May 28, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Hi i tried this palak rice and it was very delicious. My family loved it. Thanks again for the wonderful recipe

      prathibalrao responded:
      May 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Jupi,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments and do try out the other recipes of ur choice.

    Radha G.Rao said:
    August 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Dear Pratiba,

    I tried palak rice, got vry tasty, @home all liked,, Thanks a lot

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 7, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Hi Radha, Thanx a lot for ur feeed back.

    shri said:
    December 31, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Hi.. Thanks for the receipe… it is too good and simple.

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 1, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Hi Shri,

      Thanx a lot for your feed back. It is very tasty too!!!!!!!!!

    Geeta Pai said:
    January 6, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Hi Pratibha,
    Yesterday I prepared it for dinner. As usual like your other recipes it had a hearty welcome. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

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