Feb 1, 2008


Spinach is one of the most commonly available vegetable, which is a rich source of IRON. Spinach needs very gentle handling. So try and cook it ASAP when they are fresh and nice, crisp and tender. Here is the recipe for very healthy, green and tasty rice.

1 Bunch Palak/Spinach chopped
1 Carrot -grated
1 Big Onion chopped finely
1 Tbsp Jeera Seeds
1 Tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
2 Cloves
2 Cardamom
1 Bay leaves
Cashews (optional) few
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp fresh Pepper Powder
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Cups Basmati Rice
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish


Heat the Olive oil and then add jeera seeds, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, cashews and when jeera starts sputtering add onions and fry them until onions turn brown. Now add ginger-garlic paste and fry until the raw smell of garlic goes.

Now add the rest of the masala ingredients like chili powder, pepper powder, garam masala powder and saute it for a minute.

To this add chopped spinach and some salt and fry till the spinach leaves are nicely wilted and cooked.

Add in cooked rice and mix well. Finally add in fresh grated carrot and chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with cucumber raitha.

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