Saturday, June 9, 2018

Palak Makai Rice Recipe | Indian Style Spinach Corn Rice | Gluten Free Recipe

Palak Makai Rice Recipe

Hi Supermoms,

I try and add spinach in our meal as frequently as possible. I am sure all of you do the same. We all know the great health benefits of adding spinach in our family's diet. But, the challenge is in bringing variety. To bring some excitement, I try and present spinach in different styles 😁. Many of you who follow me and my recipes would understand what I am talking about 😅😅. 

 Spinach and Corn taste great together. I teamed them up in today's recipe - Palak Makai Rice . This is a healthy and tasty variety rice that will also be  great for lunch box . Due to extreme heat conditions here, I am cooking more of one pot dishes, variety rice and quick meals last  few days. 

I was able to make this rice quickly and was so happy that even the 'fussy' eater loved it. 

Indian Style  Spinach Corn Rice

Palak Makai Rice Recipe:

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 25 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup 

Ingredients :

To steam and grind :

1/2 kg spinach leaves ( wash and chop roughly)
1 large onion ( chopped roughly) 
4 -5 garlic cloves ( peeled)
1 green chilli

To fry :

1 teaspoon ghee ( or oil for vegans)
1 onion ( finely chopped)
1-2 green chillies ( cut lengthwise)
1/2 teaspoon sugar ( optional)
5-6 cashew nuts 

Other Ingredients :

2 cups basmati rice 
2 cups water
1/2 cup sweet corn 
1/4 cup fresh peas 
1 bay leaf 
2 cloves
1 green cardamom
1"cinnamon stick
2 teaspoon ghee 
salt to taste

Method :

1. Wash basmati rice and cook along with 'Other ingredients ' in an open pot or pressure cooker. 

Chef tip : Pressure cook for upto one whistle only . If cooking in open pot make sure that the rice does not become mushy.
2. Steam all ingredients given under ' to steam' for 10 minutes.

3. Once cool, grind it to a paste and set it aside.
4. Heat a kadai/small wok with ghee and fry onions and green chillies  till the onions are brown ( caramelised) and transfer it to a different vessel.

5. Place the kadai back on flame and add 2 teaspoons of ghee and the ground spinach paste , salt.

6. Fry for 4-5 minutes and then add the cooked rice and switch off .
7.  Mix the rice well .
8. Garnish with the fried onions , cashew nuts and green chillies .

Your delicious Spinach Corn rice is now ready !

Palak Makai Rice

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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