Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Spinach / Palak Rice

Spinach is considered a rich source of iron and calcium. The iron in spinach is poorly absorbed by the body unless eaten with vitamin C. Excellent levels of manganese are found in spinach. It also contains very good amounts of magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium, copper, phosphorous, zinc are all found in good amounts in spinach. Spinach is very rich in Vitamin A, which makes it beneficial for weak eyes. Diabetics can particularly benefit from spinach since it is known that eating spinach regularly can stabilize blood sugar and prevent it from fluctuating often. Spinach is known to be an anti-aging vegetable and reverses age related breakdowns, making you youthful and fresh. It also has a good amount of Vitamin K which helps in the clotting of blood in case of injuries.

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Palak Rice

What we need :

Palak - 1 bunch
Rice - 1 cup
Cloves - 2 no
Cardamom - 1 no
Cinnamon - 1 medium size
Tomato - 1 no large size
Onion - 1 no
Green Chillies - 2 no or as per to your taste
Garlic - 4 cloves
Chili powder - 1/2 spn
Garam Masala - 1/2 spn

Salt to your taste

How To Do :

  • Cook rice with cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and keep it a side.
  • Make tomato puree and keep it a side.
  • Fry the chopped palak, garlic cloves, green chilies for 5 min and make it a paste, just fry them till palak is soft.
  • In a pan fry chopped onions, turmeric powder, tomato paste until oil separates.
  • Add palak paste, fry for 3minutes and add chili powder, garam masala, salt and fry until oil separates.
  • Now add cooked rice to this paste.

Here is my Palak Rice , tastes good with onion raitha. As it has all the spices in it one can have as it is without any side dishes too.
Sending this to Arundhati at Served with Love event ..........

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