Saturday, May 31, 2014

Spinach Rice

#SpinachRice : Green leafy vegetables are good source of fiber and iron. #Spinach [ kodi pasalai ] is very rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B 6 and Vitamin B 12. It has minerals like Calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. But the leaves have to be cooked very quickly or eaten raw to get the nutrients.

Spinach Rice [ Kodi pasalai sadham ]

Here comes the recipe.

Ingredients :
1/2 cup                           Basmati Rice or Raw Rice
1                                    Onion, chop nicely
8 - 10 cloves                   Garlic, chop nicely
1/2 Tsp                           Red chilly powder [ I used avakkai urugai chilly-oil mix ]
1/2 cup                           Spinach chopped nicely
1/2 cup                           Mushroom chopped very nicely [ optional ]
3/4 Tsp                           Salt
1 cup                              Water.

To Temper :
3                                    Bay leaves
4                                    Cloves
3                                    Cardamom
1/2 Tsp                          Cumin
4 Tsp                             Gingelly oil [ til / sesame oil ]
 Coriander leaves to garnish

Method :
Wash and soak rice in water.
Heat a kadai over slow flame with 4 Tsp of gingelly oil.
When heated up splutter cumin and then add cloves, cardamom and bay leaves.
Then add garlic and onion.
Saute for 3 minutes or until onion becomes pale pink color.
Drain water completely from rice and add into the kadai.
Keep the flame at high.
Stir well until the rice turns bright white color.
Transfer into a pressure cooker.

Add water, avakkai urugai chilly-oil mix and salt.

Mix well and close the lid with weight on.
Heat at 800 on an induction stove for a whistle.
Reduce the temperature to 120 and cook for 5 minutes.
Open the cooker after the steam has completely subsided.
Now add spinach and mushroom and delicately mix with a ladle.
Take care not to mash the rice.

Close the lid with weight on and keep on the induction stove at 120.
Cook for 2 minutes.
Open after 2 minutes.
Now the tasty Spinach rice is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Enjoy hot spinach rice with thayir pachadi or with any kara curry.
Here served with Maangai Pachadi and Colacasia Kara Curry.

Spinach Rice [ Kodi pasalai sadham ]

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Sirukeerai Dosai
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Spinach Lentil [ Sambar Pasalai dhal ]
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Spinach Kuzhipaniyaram
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