Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Palak Daal Pilaf

Palak Daal Pilaf

This is an extremely simple recipe and quick to cook!!

Call it a diet food, yes I made this for my bro when he was in baatni diet. its a strange diet with restricted food allowed and spending 40 days in such diet is a trauma for the people who go thru it. Baatni diet comes under specific medication of taking fish medicine for asthma which is conducted once a year in Hyderabad, in the month of June.
Basmati Rice - 2 cups (soaked for 30mins)
Toor Daal - 1/4th cup (soaked for an hr)
Spinach - 1 cup chopped
Dry chillies - 3-4
Garlic - 5-6 big cloves slice
Ghee - 2-3 tbsp
Salt to taste

- In a pan add ghee, add red chillies and garlic slices. saute for a minute in medium flame.
- Add in the rinsed rice and dal and saute till extra moisture evaporates.
- Add in 4 cups water + 1/4th cup , salt to taste and spinach.
- Allow it to boil till water starts to get soaked up and rice lentils double in the volume
- Close the lid of the pan and keep the flame to the lowest
- Let it cook for 8-10 mins. Open the lid and check if its done!!
- Give it a stir. If more time is needed close the lid and keep for 5 more mins, that would be more than enough!!
- Once its cooked, allow it to rest for 5-10 more mins
- Ready to serve!!
- Serve it with any side dish as you please, My bro had it as it is!!

- Since this is a diet recipe, still taste very gud but incase you want some spice, add slit green chillies while cooking!!
- When you stir make sure you insert the spoon down to the pan and then move it up. This will make sure rice fluf up as well as dont break
- 1/4th cup extra water is added as we have added lentils even that needs some amt of water to cook
- Rest of the cooking process will be done in slow cook steam method.
- Still if u find rice is not done you can sprinkle some hot water from top and do the cooking in low flame for few more mins

Hope you guys like this recipe :) It was made for my bro alone and he loved it!!

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  1. wow that sounds really good to me aara dear. never heard of this diet before.. it is looking awesome :) what is toor daal ? chana daal ?

  2. I have not heard about this it for diet this is a simple and healthy recipe by slow cooking and less spices!!

  3. this rice sounds and looks awesome...

  4. I would love to have it as it is. Its flavorful and as I always say, any dish made with rice makes me happy. Spinach is a lovable addition.

  5. thats a lovely pilaf. Will make it soon and serve with kadhi.

  6. What a healthy way to sneak in greens,yummy!

  7. Diet and healthy food indeed...


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