Palak Pulao/Pulav

Palak Pulav/Pulao

Palak Pulav/Pulao

Palak Pulao/Pulav Ingredients:

  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Garlic cloves – 2-3 (optional)
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Salt
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
Pulao/Pulav Paste Ingredients:

  • Palak / Spinach – 1 bunch or approx 2 cups
  • Ananas Hoovu/Star Anise/Chakkra moggu – 1
  • Coriander Leaves or Cilantro – 1/2 cup
  • Red Chillies – 4
  • Onion – 1/2
  • Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup

How to Prepare:

1) Chop the Onion lengthwise. Cut Tomatoes into small pieces. Keep aside.

Wash Rice, drain the water. Keep aside.

2) Wash the Palak/Spinach leaves well. Take a mixer grinder jar, add washed Palak and all other Pulav Paste Ingredients listed above and grind into a smooth paste.

3) Heat Oil in cooker container; add Garlic and fry for a min. Then add Onions and fry until the Onions look a bit transparent.

Now add chopped Tomatoes and fry for 2 min.

4) Add washed and drained Rice and fry until the Rice turns a bit thick and the color of the Rice turns pure white.

5) At this stage add ground paste and fry till the water content disappears. Now add 2 cups of water to this mixture and stir for a min. Add Salt and Lemon Juice and close the pressure cooker lid and allow the contents to cook.

When you hear the 3 cooker whistles, switch to low flame and continue to heat for about 2 minutes. Then switch off the flame and allow the cooker pressure to ease.

Now Palak Pulao/Pulav is ready to serve. You may serve Pulav with Raita or with plain curd.

3 thoughts on “Palak Pulao/Pulav

  1. I tried the pudina palao, it was just amazing and all my guests love it to the last morsel. Good stuff, am just enjoying the recipes!

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