Palak Rice / Spinach Rice

Palak jeera rice

Ingredients (Serves 2)

1. Cooked rice (basmati or kaima rice) – 2 cups (Add salt while cooking rice. I used jeerakashala rice / kaima rice)

2. Ghee – 1 tbsp

3. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Whole spices – cardamom – 2, cloves – 4, cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch piece

Dried red chilies / slit green chilies – 1 – 2, broken

Cashews – 1 – 2 tbsp

Garlic – 1/2 tsp, minced

4. Spinach – 2.5 cups, thinly sliced

5. Salt – To taste

6. Fresh lemon juice / lime juice – 2 tsp or to taste

Method

Heat ghee over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and whole  spices. Stir until fragrant. Add dried red chilies and cashews. Stir for a minute. Add minced garlic and stir for a few seconds. Add spinach and mix well. Stir for a couple of minutes until it begins to wilt. Add cooked rice. Add salt, to taste. Mix well and stir-fry for 1 – 2 minutes and switch off. Add fresh lemon juice and mix well. Serve with chicken curry or any other spicy side-dishes.

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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  • […] 2. Meanwhile heat 2 tsp oil in a small pan. Add dried red chilies and stir until browned. Add onion cubes, a tiny pinch of salt and fresh red chilly, if using. Saute for a minute. Add it to the cooked chicken curry. Mix gently. Switch off the flame. Keep covered for 10 minutes. Sprinkle chopped cilantro. Serve with chapathis /naan/rice etc. We had it with chapathis and spinach rice. […]

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