1½ cup basmati rice
2 cups spinach/palak leaves, tightly packed
1/4 cup greens peas
1 big onion, finely sliced
2 green chillies
1 small piece ginger, peeled
3-4 garlic cloves, peeled
3 clove
Bay leaf 2
1 cinnamon stick
3 Cardamon
2 tablespoon oil

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How to make palak pulao  . Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly. Soak basmati rice in water for 2 hour. Drain and spread on a wide plate.
. Bring plenty of water to boil. Add a pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon sugar. Add the washed spinach leaves and blanch for 5 minutes.
. Drain the leaves and take in a mixer jar. Add peeled ginger, garlic and green chilies. Grind to smooth puree.
. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a kadai. Add bay leaf, clove, cardamom and cinnamon stick. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
. Add finely chopped onions and fry till color changes slightly.
. Add the spinach puree, green peas and mix well.
. Cook for 10-12 minutes keeping the pan open.
. Add drained rice and mix well. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
. Add 2¼ cup water. Season with salt. Let the water boil.
. Once the water starts to boil, close the pan and maintain low flame.
. Cook till the rice is completely done.
. Once the pulao is done, Serve palak pulao with curd or raita.



Ingredients :

For the Prawns Marination

Prawns – 1/4 kg
Ginger Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
Egg white – 1 slightly beaten
Maida – 1 – 2 tsp
Cornflour –  1- 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Pepper – 1 tsp
Vinegar -1 tsp
Oil for deep frying

For the Sauce

Spring onions – 2 tbsp
Chopped Ginger – 1 tsp
Chopped Garlic – 1 tsp
Chopped Green Chillies – 2 tbsp
Ajinomoto – a pinch (optional)
Soya Sauce – 1 tsp
Tomato Sauce – 1 tbsp
Corn Flour -1  tsp mixed with 1/2 water
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tsp

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How to make Prawn Manchurian

Wash the prawns and drain. Just before marinating, was with vinegar and salt. Drain again.
In a bowl, add all the ingredients listed under for the prawns marination and mix well with prawns. Let it sit for 10 mins.
Then heat a small Kadai and deep fry the prawns till golden brown and drain on a kitchen towel.

For the Sauce

Heat a non-stick pan with oil, add the chopped onions, green chilies, garlic and ginger. Saute well.
Then add all the sauces and combine well. Finally add the corn flour water and bring to boil.
When the sauce turns slightly thick, add the fried prawns and combine well.
Finally add the greens of the spring onions and serve hot.


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