Aug 10, 2012

Spinach And Soyachunks Pulao

Spinach and Soya chunks pulao This is my first recipe for this weeks BM under the theme of Cooking with greens. In this theme i have to post one rice recipe, one gravy and one Indian bread recipe so in this list first I am going to post a recipe rice with greens.
                                                    I like this combination spinach and soyachunks with tomato and gramasala flavor. Generaly people don't like to mix tomato with spinach, I don't have any problem with this combination. If you don't want to mix these two vegetables then you can use lemon juice in the place of tomato. But you have to add lemon juice in the end that means just before you are going to switch off the heat. Other then spinach you can use Gongura(sorrel leaves), Totakura (amaranth leaves),chukkakura. So lets check the recipe..
soya-palak rice INGREDIENTS:---
Palakura (Palak, Spinach)---  2 cups finely choped
Tomato  ---   2 finely choped
Onion   --- 1 medium choped
Green chillies  ----   3 cut in to small pieces or according to your taste
Soya chunks  --- 10
Ginger garlic paste  --- 1 tea sp
Red chilli powder   --- 1/2 tea sp
Oil   ---- 1 tab sp
Cloves   --- 4
Cinamon --- 1 inch piece broken in to small pieces
Cumin seeds  -- 1/2 tea sp
Turmeric powder  --- 1/4 tea sp
Salt   ----   1/2 tea sp
Rice   --- 1 cup
soyachunks rice METHOD:---
1. Wash and add 2 cups of water to rice and cook till done. Spread the cooked rice in plate to cool.
2. Boil 2 cups water in a pan add a pinch of salt and soya chunks to the boiing water and cook for 10 minutes.
3. After 10 minutes take out the soya chunks from boiling water in to a kitchen strainer and strain all the water and let them cool so that you can hold and sqeeze the extra water. sqeeze the extra water from soya chunks and set a side.
4. Now heat oil in a pan add cloves, cinamon, cumin seeds let them popup then add chopped onion and green chilli pieces.
5. Fry onion and green chili pieces till soft then add ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, chopped tomato give a good stir.
6. Add soya chunks to this onion and tomato mixture mix well then add chopped spinach mix well to combine every thing sprinkle 1 tab sp water cover and cook in a low heat, stir in between.
This will take 5 to 7 minutes by the time all the water should be evaporated and curry should become like a thick paste.
7. Now add salt and mix well and switch off the heat.
8. Add rice to this spinach and soya chunks curry and mix well to  combine every thing.
Serve this spinach and soyachunks pulao with curd and salad.
This is my first recipe with the theme of Cooking with greens for blogging marathon 19 th edition at Vallis spice your life lets check blogging marathon page


Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

healthy rice...

Divya Pramil said...

Very neat presentation..Delectable recipe :)
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PT said...

healthy and nutritious pulao..

preeti garg said...

Awesome and healthy meal

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Priya said...

Fantastic and super nutritious pulao, beautiful presentation Padma.

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious dear...inviting you to join in Fast food- Noodles event

Srivalli Jetti said...

Wonderful Padma, would make a great onepot meal anytime!

Sowmya Karthy said...

very artistic and colorful. Love the plate arrangement


DivyaGCP said...

Healthy and wholesome meal.. Neat presentation.

vaishali sabnani said...

spinach and soya is a wonderful and healthy combo..tomatoes naturally go in..the rice seems to b really healthy and delicious.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

aswesome click...and lovely combination of flavors

Pavani said...

Great combination of protein and leafy greens -- rice looks perfect and delicious.

Chef Mireille said...

very pretty plate presentation

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

that's a pretty cute presentation..loved the carrot flower!!