Thursday, 22 October 2015

Channa Palak Pulao (Gram Spinach Rice)

Channa Palak Pulao (Gram Spinach Rice)



When ever I am cooking I just thought of my daughter, family and a big question what to do to add more nutrition to my food as this time while cooking rice in lunch just found some boiled channa in my fridge and fresh spinach in my kitchen garden and prepared protein and iron rich pulao. So friends always try to add more healthy ingredients to your normal daily food and it will do wonders...



Preparation Time : 20 Min

Cooking Time : 25 Min

Ingredients :


  • 1 Cup basmati rice, soaked for 20 min in water
  • 1 Cup Boiled kala channa  
  • 1 Cup sliced spinach 
  • 2 Tablespoon oil for cooking
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Whole spices (2 bay leaves, 2 cardamom, cinnamon stick, 2 to 3 cloves, few black peppers)
  • 2 -3 green chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1 Sliced onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1/2 Teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 Teaspoon garam masala
  • Chilly powder according to taste
  • salt according to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Procedure :
  • Finish all the preparation first like cutting, chopping and soaking rice
  • Now take a pan or kadai add oil in it and all whole spices and saute it

  • Now add chopped ginger and garlic to this and cook for 2 minutes

  • Now add sliced onion and cook till it is light brown in colour

  • Add chopped tomato and cook for 2 to 3 minutes and add turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and green chillies, saute it



  • Add chopped spinach and boiled channa to this and cook for 5 to 6 minutes 



  • Now add soaked rice to this and cook for another 3 to 4 m minutes


  • Sprinkle garam masala and and toast it, now add 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of lemon juice



  • Close it with lid and cook on medium flame till it is done

  • Once done close the gas but don't open the lid, let it rest for 10 minutes


  • Channa pulao is ready serve with curd and salad ...





Tips : Adding lemon juice while cooking rice. It helps in making rice "Khilla Khilla" rice is not sticky