Instant Pot Spinach Rice| Palak Rice|Palak Pulao

Instant Pot Spinach Rice| Palak Rice|Palak Pulao Video Recipe

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Instant Pot Spinach Rice| Palak Rice|Palak Pulao
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Ingredients
  1. measuring cup used ,1 cup = 250 ml
  2. 1 cup basmati rice (rinsed and drained)
  3. 2-3 cups fresh spinach/palak
  4. 1/2 cup green peas
  5. 1 medium onion diced
  6. 1 medium tomato chopped
  7. 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic minced
  8. 2-3 green chillies chopped
  9. 1 inch cinnamon
  10. 1 bayleaf
  11. 2 cardamom
  12. 2-3 cloves
  13. 1/2 teaspoon cumin/jeera
  14. 6-7 cashew-nuts
  15. 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  16. 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  17. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  18. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  19. 1 tablespoon coriander leaves
  20. 1.5 cups water
  21. 2 tablespoon oil
  22. salt
INSTANT POT METHOD
  1. Press saute mode on Instant Pot. Add oil and once it's hot, add whole spices, cumin and cashew-nuts.
  2. Saute till cashew nuts turn light brown in color.
  3. Then add sliced onions,ginger-garlic paste,green chillies .Saute for 2-3 minutes until they turn soft and light brown in color - stir regularly.
  4. Then add tomatoes.cook for 2 minutes till they turn soft.
  5. Add spinach leaves,green peas cook till the leaves wilt.
  6. Add rinsed Basmati Rice,water,turmeric powder,garam masala powder,coriander powder,coriander leaves,lime juice and give a stir .
  7. Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.
  8. Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK button (High Pressure) and set timer to 6 minutes
  9. Wait for Natural Pressure Release(NPR).BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM
  10. Remove lid away from you,Mix well
  11. Spinach Rice is ready.Serve with Raita or plain yogurt.
INDIAN PRESSURE COOKER METHOD
  1. Heat a pressure cooker with oil on medium flame, Add oil and once it's hot, add whole spices, cumin and cashew-nuts.
  2. Saute till cashew nuts turn light brown in color.
  3. Then add sliced onions,ginger-garlic paste,green chillies .Saute for 2-3 minutes until they turn soft and light brown in color - stir regularly.
  4. Then add tomatoes.cook for 2 minutes till they turn soft.
  5. Add spinach leaves,green peas cook till the leaves wilt.
  6. Add rinsed Basmati Rice,water,turmeric powder,garam masala powder,coriander powder,coriander leaves,lime juice and give a stir .
  7. Close the lid place a whistle and cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.
  8. After 10 mins Fluff up the rice gently.
  9. Spinach Rice is ready.Serve with Raita or plain yogurt.
Notes
  1. 1.You can add some veges like carrot,beans to this as well.
  2. 2.You can add ghee instead of oil to make it more flavorful.
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