Monday, May 2, 2011

Spinach and Carrots Pulao

Spinach and Carrots are a great combination for a pulao. They make the pulao more colourful and ofcourse healthy too. Few days back, I had prepared this pulao and to be honest the rice became a little mushy :-(.  So yesterday afternoon I thought of preparing it again and wanted to make it much better than the last time. I was so happy when the pulao came out very good. I prepared it in pressure cooker which is the easiest method...So its an easy and a colourful rice..kids will surely enjoy.My little one did like the pulao a lot !!

Spinach and Carrots Pulao
Spinach and Carrots Pulao



Ingredients:

1 cup Basmati rice
a small bunch Spinach, chopped
3/4 cup grated Carrots
1/2 cup chopped Onion
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
2 Green chillies, chopped
1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground Fennel seeds (I dry roasted the Fennel seeds and made a powder)
1/2-1 tsp Garam masala
1.5 cups Water
Salt
Oil/Ghee



Wash the rice and soak in water for 30 minutes.

Heat some oil/ghee in a pressure cooker. Splutter cumin seeds. Add onions, ginger-garlic paste and green chillies.Saute for a minute. Now add carrots and spinach. Saute for 2-3 minutes.

Add the spices- ground cinnamon and fennel seeds, garam masala. Mix well. Add rice and give a stir. Finally add water and salt. Close the cooker with the lid. Pressure cook for 2 whistles. 

I garnished the pulao with sweetened Cranberries and served it with a simple onion-tomato raita.





Sending this to the Kids Delight event hosted by Mina , an event started by Srivalli.











22 Tasty Comments:

Vidhya said...

Loved this healthy and yummy rice dish.

aipi said...

Healthy n delicious- cute heart shape :)
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julie said...

luscious recipe..carrots and spinach adds vit n minerals to diet,good one!

Priya said...

Lovely presentation, pulao looks simply yummy and healthy..

Suja said...

Delicious and healthy meal,lovely presentation.

Divya D said...

Looks great and delicious!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious and colorful rice.

Vardhini said...

Healthy and delicious. thx for sharing.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Nandini's Food said...

Nutritional one pot meal with flavorful spices...Makes me hungry. Lovely presentation!!

Reva said...

Of course this is a healthy one but the presentation makes it even more lovely ... a real attraction for kiddies and grownups:)
Reva

Angela said...

How pretty. That would make my nephew happy.

saleena said...

Super decoration.cute looking

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Sounds to be a healthy pulao. Cute pictures....

Treat and Trick said...

Healthy combo and looks awesome!

Raji said...

Healthy pulao with awesome presentation.

Kurinji said...

Nice and combo and u have nice space dear. Glad to follow u.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious dear :)

Biny Anoop said...

wow dat looks very artistic and delicious

Malar Gandhi said...

Yes you are so right...they are spectacular. Lovely combo' pretty inviting pulao

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wonderful combo and healthy Pulav...luks nice.

Priya Sreeram said...

sounds good n yum!

divya said...

Wonderful presentation, tempting n looks fabulous..

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