Layered Spinach and Tomato Rice
by Tarla Dalal
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A gourmet rice dish, which features layers of tomato gravy, rice and spinach gravy, cooked with a topping of cheese. This combination is a real winner, thanks to the interplay of flaovurs, colours and textures.
Ingredients like ginger, garlic and onions mask the raw flavour of spinach and transform the rustic puree into a richly flavoured sauce, which plays host to colourful and crunchy veggies; while the tomato gravy adds a wonderful tang and a little more spiciness to the arrangement. Cheese, of course, is a wonderful finishing touch that makes the Layered Spinach and Tomato Rice appeal to just about everybody!
Rice Delicacies like these make dinner time all the more inviting.
- Blend the spinach in a mixer to a smooth purée without using any water. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the green-chillies, garlic paste and onions and saute on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the puréed spinach and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the carrots, cauliflower and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the paneer, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
- Just before serving, pour the tomato gravy in a microwave safe bowl and spread it evenly.
- Spread the cooked rice evenly over it.
- Finally, spread the spinach gravy evenly over it.
- Sprinkle the cheese evenly over it and microwave on high for 2 minutes or till the cheese melts.
- Serve immediately.
- 5 cups of chopped spinach, when blanched and drained, gives 1¼ cups of chopped and blanched spinach.
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