Today's recipe is palak tomato rice, very simple to make and no need to pack 2 or 3 different boxes for the lunch. Healthy and better way to use palak for kids and elders who do not like it.
Here goes the recipe...We need:
Spinach/ palak chopped 2cups
Onion 1 large( cut lengthwise)
Cooked rice 2cups
Green chilies 4
Cinnamon 1inch stick
Bay leaf 2
Curry leaves 4
Chana dal 1sp
Jeers 1/2 sp
Garam masala powder 1sp
Salt to taste
Haldi 1/4 sp
Chopped cilantro 1/2 cup
Chopped onion 1/4 cup
Chopped tomato 1/4 cup
Heat 3 sps oil in a pan and add chopped palak, tomato and green chili's.
Once they are cooked remove, cool and grind to smooth paste.
In a large pan heat 3sps oil and add whole garam masala( cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf).
Also add curry leaves, chana dal and jeera(cumin)
Saute for few minutes and add onions.
When the onions turn golden brown add the palak and tomato paste.
Cook for 5 minutes and add cooked rice.
Also add garam masala powder, haldi and salt to taste.
Mix well and cook for another 3 minutes.
Garnish with chopped cilantro.
Serve hit with raita.
To make raita add chopped onion, tomato and cilantro to curd and mix well.