How to make Popeye Pulao -

A healthy spinach pulao - fit for growing kids.This Pulao is green, fluffy and aromatic rice spiked with subtle whole spices. This version with chopped spinach is versatile enough to add interest in any meal served.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Fun Food For Fussy Kids.

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

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Rice

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Popeye Pulao

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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 : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Popeye Pulao Recipe

  • Rice soaked and drained 1 cup

  • Spinach 250 grams

  • Oil 1½ teaspoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Garlic crushed 6 cloves

  • Green chilli sliced 1

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Blanch the spinach leaves in hot water for 2 minutes. Drain and puree. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a non-stick deep pan, add the cumin seeds and when they begin to change colour, add the onion and garlic and sauté till translucent.

Step 3

Add the spinach puree and sauté for about five minutes. Add the rice, green chilli, salt and two cups of water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer till the rice is done.

Step 4

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.