How to make Palak Aur Gajar Pulao -

Fragrant rice cooked with healthy spinach and carrots .

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Palak Aur Gajar Pulao

Palak Aur Gajar Pulao Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Aur Gajar Pulao Recipe

  • Rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Spinach chopped 2 medium bunch

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Carrots 1/2 inch cubes 4 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • For masala Cloves 3

  • For masala - Cloves 1 inch stick

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 1 large

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic 10 cloves

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Bay leaf 1


Step 1

For the masala, dry-roast the cloves, cinnamon, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and bay leaf for three or four minutes.

Step 2

Grind the roasted spices together with the onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies and one-fourth cup of water to a smooth paste.

Step 3

Heat the oil in a deep pan and sauté the masala paste till the oil separates .

Step 4

Add the carrots and sauté for a couple of minutes.

Step 5

Add the soaked rice, salt to taste and three cups of water and stir well.

Step 6

Cover and cook for five minutes. Stir in the spinach leaves -.

Step 7

Cover and cook until all the water has been absorbed. Serve hot.

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