Palak Pulao


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Ingredients
2 cups finely chopped spinach (palak)
1/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1 cup long grained rice (basmati) , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1 tsp green chilli paste
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
salt to taste

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic paste, green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the spinach, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. While stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the dal, rice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add 2 cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  7. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  8. Serve hot with curds.