Spinach as all know is rich in iron , calcium and vitamins. This pulov will be perfect for lunchbox. It is easy to make within minutes.
I used Malabar spinach ( pink colour ) called as kodi pasalai in tamil from our garden.
Rice – 1 cup
Spinach leaves – 20 large
Green chilly – 4
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Butter – 1 tsp
Oil – ½ tsp
Cinnamon – 1 stick
Cloves – 1- 2
Aniseeds – ¼ tsp
Cummin seeds – ¼ tsp
Onion – 1
Tomato – 1
Mint leaves – 10 leaves
Salt as required
Grind the spinach and mint leaves to a smooth paste.
Soak the rice for fifteen minutes.
Heat the pressure cooker , add the butter and oil together.
When the butter melts , add the bay leaf.
Now , add the cinnamon , cloves , aniseeds and cumin seeds. Let it splutters.
Add the chopped onion and sauté well till translucent.
Now add the tomato and sauté till fully mashed.
Add the slit green chilly , ginger garlic paste and grounded paste. Mix well.
Cook for ten minutes.
Add the soaked rice and fry for five minutes.
Add two cups of water and required salt.
When the water starts boiling , close the lid and cook for two whistles.
Serve with any raita.
Nutricious green coloured spinach pulov is ready.