Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Palak Pulao

Palak(Spinach) Pulao

Ingredients :
A bunch of fresh spinach (Palak)
Green peas,
Small florets of Cauliflower ,
Carrot cut into small pieces,
2-3 green chilli finely chopped,
1 tsp Cumin seeds,
1 tsp oil.
Cooked Basmati rice.

Wash Spinach and cut them, in a big bowl, take little water and let the spinach boil for a while. Do not boil much. Boil until the original green color of spinach is maintained. This will take 2-3 minutes maximum. When done, crush it using grinder or hand mixer, and put it aside.
Cut cauliflower and carrot into small pieces.
In a large kadhai take 1 tsp oil, add cumin seeds to it, when it starts crackling, add chopped green chillies to it. Next add carrot and cauliflower pieces. Let it cook for a while, until carrot pieces are well cooked. Now add crushed Palak to it cook it till extra water from the crushed Palak evaporate then add cooked rice to this. Finally
Mix well all of it, and serve hot with Dal fry or anything you like. : ) .

A simple yet healthy meal is ready for you. : )

here , I have decorated it with flower made up of a big Carrot. :)

This is my submission to Kalyn for her Weekend Herb Blogging , she is hosting on 3rd dec..


Anonymous said...

geat creativity and i`m gonna try ur palak rice now, a sure healthy one meal indeed !!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja,

Excellent job done by you.I like to appreciate you separately for you decoration too...

It looks natural as rose...receipe looks greeny and healthy.

Anonymous said...

Hai pooja

palak pulao is looking very nice and mouth watering.the carroy flower is superb.well done.


Anonymous said...

hi pooja
its me again.

i have sent my recipe to u as my contribution to ur program VEG.OF THE WEEK only.i haven't mentioned that in my message but my idea is that only.

enjoy...nice work going on by u.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja, excellent Palak Pulao dish sweetie! Healthy and look at that carrot rose! Did you go to a class or something to learn to carve like that? Beautiful.

Thanks for rounding up my recipe too! Hope you try making that snack ,it's absolutely delicious to eat:)

See you tomorrow in my new post.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja,
such nicely you presented it, and thanks for mentioning it.

Anonymous said...

I love Palak pulao, Pooja! Thanks for the recipe..I have never tried adding cauliflower to it though, decoration is so pretty,


Anonymous said...

I made fenugreek dal and took pictures but I am not able to post the recipe. But I have already blogged about it.
Here is the post :


Jaya said...

dear Pooja,
palak pulao looks delicious and the flower too ..it looks almost real ..great work done here
hugs and smiles

Vcuisine said...

Very simple, and healthy rice :) Sure will try. Thanks for sharing. I posted the recipe for Adai. Have a look at it. Viji

Neo said...

i read all ur posts and also try it.
and this is the first time you have tried a reciepe which i happen to cook

Sumitha said...

Love the theme of your blog wherein you give recipes of one vegetable !I especially loved the Suran series!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja,nice entry for weekend herb blogging.The carrot flower is gorgeous dear,my my,you have real creativity.No wonder you are creativepooja!

I see you have got many many entries for your Veggie of the week.I just mailed you my entry for that.I hope I am not late for today.:-)


Vini K

Kalyn said...

I"ve heard of this dish before (surprising, because I'm certainly not knowledgeable about Indian cooking!) But I had no idea how it was made. Your photos look great and I like the carrot flower very much.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja,

I have posted today morning receipe for the week of the vegetable.

I'm glad,that i was able to do today.Check it out dear.

Anonymous said...

hi pooja:)
thought i will take quick peek before leaving:) u see i'm so addicted to checking all ur blogs;) my, my.... what a creativity... love that carrot flower. why dont u post the step by step procedure for carving vegetables:) i'm sure everyone will be more than happy to learn it:)
great going girl:) will miss u a lot... tc and have fun:)

Anonymous said...

The pulao looks yumm Pooja, I tried it once with frozen spinach and it was really bad, in the sense it taste like any other pulao without any contribution from the spinach. Dint buy any fresh spinach recently due to the e-coli thing, will buy a huge bunch on my next visit to the store and try it out :-)

Pooja said...

Thank you all for your encouraging compliments. as I see that everyone liked carrot flower very much, let me tell you the facts behind it. It’s a little long story :D
It took my hours to shape up this flower, as it was the first time I was making it, I wasted 2 carrot before I come to make this :D . A friend of mine who had gone through some cooking class was here with me, and gave me this idea. To make this, one need special type of shaped knifes as she had that with her I thought to give it a try . : ) . finally when I finished making it, I was so much tired of carving it, that I decided that I will not try making this again.
But after going through all your compliments , It feels like my effort for making that was not useless. So many people are here to value my task for that. If anytime in future , I could gather courage to make it again: )), I will surely take pictures of it, step by step, but right now I don’t think , I will do so in near future , even I don’t have knifes used to give it shapes.
Thanks for being with me.

Asha,Usha,Revathi & vini - soon i am going to post your delicious entries for the third day of this week.thank you.

sher said...

What a gorgeous looking dish! I love all the pretty colors and it looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

hi pooja ..

its really a gud receipe .. fast to cook n gud to eat .. thnkx


Pooja said...

Hi Sher,
thanks for admiring it ! :) . stay tuned...

thanks for dropping by here. many dishes around here on this blog is easy to cook and fast too, just like a bechalor's cooking :)) . try it out and you will love it too. keep dropping your lines here :) . take care.

Shivanand said...

Excellent ! gonna try rhis now for ma lunch !!
Keep Rockin ' ;)

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