Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Spinach and Sweet Corn Pulao

Spinach:- the most dreaded veggie among children, reason - unknown. I remember, during my childhood days, me and brother would make a big racket if there was spinach or for that matter any of the green leafy vegetables. But my mom did not give up on us. She thought of different ways to incorporate it in our diet. She would make Spinach Parathas, Spinach Dosas, Spinach Pulao etc. We used to love eating those Green and colorful dishes. And my mother would silently feel happy that she could make us eat this simple yet nutritious Veggie in some form or the other.

The vicious cycle continues, you guessed it right; my daughter can’t stand the sight of greens. Then, one day I remembered this pulao which my mom used to make using spinach and green peas. I tried it out by substituting peas with sweet corn and packed it for my lil one’s school lunch. I was waiting apprehensively for the result. The verdict- my mom’s trick had worked again .



Serves: 2
Prep Time: about 25 to 30 mins

What you’ll need

1. Basmathi Rice – 1 cup
2. Spinach – 3 to 4 small bunches
3. Sweet Corn Niblets - ¾ cup
4. Onion – 2 medium sized
5. Green Chillies – 2
6. Garlic – 3 to 4 cloves
7. Cloves – 2
8. Green Cardamom – 2
9. Bay Leaf – 1
10. Cinnamon – a small piece
11. Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp
12. Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
13. Fennel Seeds – ½ tsp
14. Oil/Ghee/Butter – 1 tbsp
15. Salt to Taste


Method

Wash and cook rice with 2 cups of water. After it is done, remove the cooked rice onto a plate and allow it to cool.

In the meanwhile, wash and chop spinach finely. Pressure cook or microwave the corn niblets as well. Slit the green chillies, slice onions and finely chop garlic.

Heat a non stick Kadai with about a tbsp of oil, add the cumin, fennel, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and the bay leaf. Saute for 30 secs to 1 min. Next add in the slit green chillies, chopped garlic and sauté for a minute. Now add the sliced onions and fry for about 2 to 3minutes or till the onions turn slightly brown. Next add the chopped spinach and sauté till all the moisture is absorbed and spinach is cooked. Now add the boiled corn, cooked rice salt and garam masala powder. Mix everything well.


Delicious Spinach Corn Pulao is ready. Tastes good as it is, if you like you could serve it with a raita of your choice.

Linking this to Dish it out – Spinach and Garlic an event started by Vardhini, Light Lunches being hosted at Red Chillies, Quick and Easy Recipe Mela hosted by Nithu and also to My Mother’s Kitchen an event started by Kalyani, Also linking this to WWC - Corn for Dinner being hosted by Reva started by Sangeetha



30 comments:

Priya said...

Colourful,catchy and healthy pulao, simply inviting..

Laxmi said...

Colorful and flavorful rice.. Healthy too adding spinach..

Kalpana Sareesh said...

colorful n healthy pulao..

Apex Maize said...

Thanks for your pulao tutorial. I will try it. http://www.apexmatch.com/maize.php

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Very healthy pulao,luks inviting...

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Nice and healthy pulao !!

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and colorful dear :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

very healthy and wonderful combo of spinach with corn

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy & inviting pulao...!!!! Spinach & corn are a classic combo..!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Suja said...

Tasty and healthy pulao

aipi said...

Love this pulao ~ perfect for weekend brunches!
US Masala

Sarah Naveen said...

loved the combination..nice yummy rice

Vidhya said...

This looks so tasty.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely love your presentation :)

Sobha Shyam said...

great combo, healthy n delicious rice..

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Vardhini said...

What a healthy dish dear. Thanks for linking to the event.

Vardhini
Event: Dish it Out - Spinach and Garlic
Event: Healthy Lunchbox Ideas - Broccoli

divya said...

looks healthy and colorful dear :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy yummy pulao..

Pushpa said...

Delicious and colorful palak pulao.

Padhu said...

Nice combo Kaveri .Looks great

Ambreen said...

Lovely combination, looks colorful & delicious! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and joining as a follower. You have a well presented blog. I am now following you :)

Loveandcalories said...

Hey Kaveri, Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Happy to follow u as well! Loving the pulao, will definitely try it. :)

hemalata said...
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hemalata said...

Hi Kaveri
yummy...excellent combo looks so delicious and healthy.Lovely preparation

Hema's Kitchen

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice combo of palak and corn! Looks nice!

Babli said...

Very nice, delicious, yummy and healthy pulao.

revathi said...

This is super delicious dear:) I love the combination..thanks for sending it for the event:)
Reva

Biny Anoop said...

Kaveri it was tough...i doubt if i will try it again in the near future....dear the pulao looks colourful superb and healthy....gr8 going

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination looks wonderful
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Bins said...

Looks lovely...was searching for one pot meals...vil try for sure

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