Saturday, May 25, 2013

Palak Paneer Pulao

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 1/2 cup spinach
  • 2-3 Green Chili
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 2 teaspoon ghee (optional)
  • 3 Cardamom Pods
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick 
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/4 chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt to taste
  • 3/4 cup paneer (cut in cubes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida
  1. Wash the rice. Add salt, 1 teaspoon oil and 2 cups of water and cook them.
  2. Spread the cooked rice in a flat plate and let it cool down.
  3. Boil the spinach in 1/4th cup of water for 2-3 minutes with 1/4th teaspoon of sugar.
  4. Blend the cooked spinach, green chilies and garlic into a paste.
  5. Next heat the oil and ghee together, fry paneer till golden brown, take it out in a plate and keep aside. Then, add cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks and asafetida to the oil.
  6. Add chopped onion and sauté it for 1-2 minutes. Then, add spinach paste and again sauté it for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Now, add cooked rice, heavy cream, salt, garam masala and fried paneer. Mix well and sauté it for few seconds.
  8. Serve hot with grated paneer on top.
Tip: If you have leftover Palak paneer sabzi then simply add cooked rice to it.

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