Thursday 5 February 2015

Rajma & Spinach Pulao

One pot meal works awesome if you are lazy to cook or feel bored to cook an elaborate dish. However we dont need any specific reason to cook one pot meal. Obviously i love to make quite often some easy peasy one pot meal just to feed quickly my family especially my H as he carry his lunch with him. One pot meal can be prepared in a jiffy if you are making them through pressure cooker. Pressure cookers are life saver, this vessel is quite enough to make quickly some fabulous pulaos if you are planning to make for your lunch or else something special or quick for your sunday brunch.

Spinach, Rajma Pulao
My today's recipe goes for an interesting pulao with rajma and spinach. Since i had some leftover cooked rajma i simply prepared this pressure cooker method pulao for our sunday lunch, everytime i make pulaos i dont forget to add some healthy stuffs in it. This time i went for some finely chopped spinach leaves and the addition of spinach make this pulao more healthy and delicious as well. This pulao goes for this week's blogging marathon as my theme goes for Cooking for 1. This delicious pulao served along with a simple raita or else with a rich side dish makes an excellent lunch or dinner.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#49.

Rajma, spinach pulao

1cup Basmati rice (soaked for 15minutes)
1cup Cooked kidney beans/Rajma
1cup Chopped spinach leaves
1no Bayleaf
2nos Cloves
1no Cinnamon stick
1no Onion (chopped)
3nos Tomatoes (chopped)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)

Heat the enough oil in a pressure cooker, add in the bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon stick and fry until they turns brown.

 Add in the chopped onions,slit opened green chillies, cook for few minutes.

Add in the tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and cook until the tomatoes turns mushy.

Add in the kidney beans, chopped spinach, cumin powder and red chilly powder and mix well. Stir in the salt with 1 cup of water and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add in the rice with another cup of water.

Put the lid and cook for three whistles.

Turn off the heat and let the rice rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Serve with raita or papads.


Home Cooked food said...

i can have this anytime

Sona said...

I love one pot meals any time.. even i make this combination.. very healthy and delicious too...

Srivalli said...

Your rice looks stunning Priya..what a lovely series you gave us...very nice!

cookingwithsapana said...

I love rajma pulav , adding spinach in it sounds yummy and healthy.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I love how your rice is so well done! I have great difficulty getting that perfect texture.

Srividhya said...

Very healthy pulav.Good way to use the left over rajma

mullaimadavan said...

Luv the color Priya, healthy one pot meal!

Sneha's Recipe said...

This rice is looking so delicious and appealing.

Varada's Kitchen said...

It looks awesome and sounds delicious.

Pavani said...

Such a healthy and delicious looking rice dish.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Looks delicious priya!!! Very colorful and a filling plate!!!

Suma Gandlur said...

It looks awesome besides being a filling and healthy one pot meal.

Harini R said...

I am totally for this healthy and filling pulao!