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Palak Pulao

palak pulao

Palak pulao, the name itself is mouth-watering.  Treat yourself with this dish, using a generous serving of tomato-onion raita and or coconut chutney.  Do you know that palak (spinach) has constituents like manganese and copper? These help in maintaining the bone health. Among others, palak is rich in vitamin A too. With the palak pulao recipe that follows, prepare palak pulav and reap its benefits.

ragi ambli

Ragi ambli is said to be nutritious
Drinking a glass of ragi ambli or porridge in the morning can be a great way to start a day.

Here is the ragi ambli recipe.

Servings: Three

Rice 1 cup
2. Oil 1 tablespoon
3. Ghee 1 tablespoon
4. Onion 1 medium
5. Potato 1 medium
6. Fresh peas 1-2 tablespoon
7. Tomato 1
8. Water 2 cups
9. Salt to taste
10. Lemon juice to taste

Masala for Palak Pulao:

Palak (spinach) 2 small bunches
2. Fresh coriander leaves 1/2 small bunch
3. Green chilies 4-5
4. Cinnamon about 1" piece
5. Clove 3-4
6. Cashew whole 6-8
7. Ginger small piece

How to make Palak Pulao?

1. Clean and wash the palak leaves. palak pulao s1filler_photo
Cook palak leaves with little water till they are soft.
Keep aside to cool.
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Grind cooked palak leaves with the rest of the masala ingredients to a smooth paste.
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5. Chop potato, onion and tomato, each separately. 

Keep aside.
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6. Heat oil and ghee in a utensil. filler_photo
7. Add chopped onions.

Fry till the onions turn to golden brown.
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8. Add potato pieces and fry for one minute. palak pulao s8
9. Add rice and fry for one minute. palak pulao s9
10. Add chopped tomatoes and fry for one minute. filler_photopalak pulao s10
11. Add ground masala paste and fry for two minutes.  filler_photopalak pulao s11
12. Boil two cups of  water in a separate vessel. filler_photofiller_photo
13. Add the boiling water, peas and salt to the mixture. Mix. filler_photo
14. Transfer the mixture into a pressure cooker.

Bring the mixture to boil. Mix.
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15. Cover the cooker with its lid. filler_photo
16. Insert the weight when the steam begins to come out. filler_photo
17. Cook until the cooker whistles once or cook according to your cooking preference. filler_photo
18. Remove the lid after there is no pressure.

Wait for 2-3 minutes.
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19. Add lemon juice and mix.

Palak pulao is ready. Serve palak pulao with tomato-onion raita.
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palak pulao

How to make Palak Pulao?
You can use a pressure cooker for the entire cooking, instead of a utensil.

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