Friday, May 18, 2012

Palak Pulao with Tomato Raitha

All greens are rich in iron. So I use greens a lot in my cooking. Today I tried this Palak/Spinach pulao. The taste was awesome. My hubby and my daughter loved it a lot. Felt I might have added 1 more cup of spinach. Other than that everything was so good and very delicious.

Also I wondered what raitha would accompany this pulao to its best. So thought of trying some spicy raitha as the pulao was very mild. Then I thought of using tomato and onion together in my raitha. It made a very good accompaniment.


Basmati rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 (chopped lengthwise)
Spinach/Palak - 2 cups (finely chopped)
Milk - 1/2 cup
Green Chillies - 2 or 3 (slitted)
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Butter/Ghee - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Tomato Raitha:

Curd/Yogurt - 2 cups
Onion - 1 (chopped lengthwise)
Tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
Cilantro/Corriander leaves - few (to garnish)
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste


1) Soak basmati rice for about 15 to 20 mins. Heat a pan and add butter/ghee. Add the soaked rice and roast for about 2 to 3 mins. Keep it aside.

2) Now heat a pan. Add oil. Also add cumin seeds and chopped onion.

3) Saute it and add ginger garlic paste. Then add the slitted green chillies.

4) Then add chopped palak. Saute it for 2 about mins.

5) Then add the roasted rice.

6) Mix it well and add the milk. Also add water and salt.

7) Cook it and your pulao is ready.

8) For making raitha mix all ingredients except salt and let it soak for about 30 mins. Add salt just before you start to eat.

Delicious and healthy palak pulao is ready now.


  1. Healthy & delicious pulao..yummy yum!!
    Thanx for linking it to my event..

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    in the following ongoing events-
    Show me Your HITS -Iron Rich Foods
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  2. Love the step by step instructions! Where was this when I was a vegetarian? I had such trouble trying to find food to make, and this looks too good!

  3. mmm...flavorful n healthy
    btw..for moong paratha..we can add cooked moong as it is for will get smashed as its cooked soft..
    do giv a try.:)
    Tasty Appetite

    1. thanks Jay....i will try this recipe :)


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