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Lahsuni Palak Chawal

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lahsuni palak chawal is also called garlic spinach pulao. Made from rice, garlic, spinach, tomatoes and onions.

lahsuni palak chawal is a simple and quick rice dish to make. lahsuni palak chawal is derived from North India and is also a very famous recipe there. There are many variations to this lahsuni palak chawal and this is our version of it.

The lahsuni palak chawal is sure to steal your hearts with its pleasant green colour and vibrant flavour. Although this garlicky spinach rice is prepared with minimal ingredients, it has a lingering flavour and strong, spicy aroma. lahsuni palak chawal is easy to prepare, and relatively healthy too, as this recipe goes easy on the fat, thereby improving the absorption of calcium from the spinach.

You can also add any veggies of your choice such as carrots and green peas to make lahsuni palak chawal healthier. Also, kids create a fuss for eating green leafy veggies but when you serve it to them in this form I am sure your kids are going to gulp down the plate of pulao in minutes. My kids love it and I generally use this recipe as tiffin treat and also make it as one meal dish for dinners.

Note for lahsuni palak chawal. 1. Transfer the leaves immediately to a bowl filled with ice-cold water. This is known as refreshing. Refreshing the spinach leaves helps in retaining the bright green colour as it stops the internal cooking process.

Serve garlic spinach pulao along with raita of your choice. You can also prepare this spinach rice using leftover rice.

Learn to make lahsuni palak chawal recipe | garlic spinach pulao | palak pulao | spinach rice | lasooni palak pulao with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.

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Lahsuni Palak Chawal recipe - How to make Lahsuni Palak Chawal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For Lahsuni Palak Chawal
1/2 cup spinach (palak) puree
2 cups steamed rice (chawal)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
salt to taste

For lahsuni palak chawal

    For lahsuni palak chawal
  1. To make lahsuni palak chawal, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds.
  2. When they crackle, add the onions and garlic and sauté till the onions on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes and ginger-green chilli paste and sauté for another 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the spinach puree and salt and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the rice and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Serve the lahsuni palak chawal hot.

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Preparation for lehsuni palak rice

  1. Before we begin making the garlicky spinach rice, we will cook the rice. For that wash around 3/4 cup of rice thoroughly. We have used long-grained Basmati rice. You can make use of any long grained rice or even leftover rice. This recipe is ideal when cooked with cold rice so it does not become a lump and mushy. 
  2. Soak them in enough water for 30 minutes. Cover with a lid and keep aside.
  3. Drain the rice with the help of a strainer.
  4. Boil a vessel full of water, add 1 tbsp of oil and salt. The oil prevents the rice grains from sticking to each other.
  5. Add the rice to the boiling water. Whenever you cook rice directly on a stovetop, you get proper control over heat and cooking time as compared to a pressure cooker. So, to keep the texture of rice intact ensure you cook them in this manner. You can replace rice with quinoa or millets to make spinach rice healthier. 
  6. Cook till the rice is al dente, stirring once or twice in between. The rice grain must be fully cooked yet firm.
  7. Pour into a colander and let the water drain out.
  8. Refresh it with cold water to stop the internal cooking process.
  9. Spread the cooked rice on a flat surface to cool. Also, cover it with a big plate so the upper layer does not dry out.
  10. Next, we will make the spinach puree for spinach rice recipe. Take a fresh bunch of spinach, untie it and wash the leaves thoroughly under running water. Keep aside.
  11. In a large vessel, bring water to a vigorous boil.
  12. Add the spinach leaves to the boiling water. Spinach is a healthy ingredient. It is loaded with a lot of nutrients, high levels of vitamins A and K, protein, iron, fibres and anti-oxidants.
  13. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  14. After 2-3 minutes, when the leaves have turned tender, drain them using a strainer.
  15. Transfer the leaves immediately to a bowl filled with ice-cold water. This is known as refreshing. Refreshing the spinach leaves helps in retaining the bright green colour as it stops the internal cooking process.
  16. After a few minutes, squeeze out the excess water.
  17. Transfer the blanched spinach leaves to a mixer jar. Without using any water, blend them to a thick smooth puree.
  18. Keep the spinach puree aside.

How to make Lahsuni palak chawal

  1. To make lahsuni palak chawal recipe |garlic spinach pulao | palak pulao | spinach rice | lasooni palak pulao | heat the oil in a non-stick pan. 
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds.
  3. When they crackle, add the onions.
  4. Add garlic.
  5. Mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions turn translucent.
  6. Add the tomatoes. Other vegetables like boiled sweet corn kernel, blanched peas, cauliflower, French beans and carrots can also be added.
  7. Add ginger-green chilli paste. To make it spicy, increase the quantity of green chilli and ginger paste.
  8. Mix well and sauté for another 4 to 5 minutes. The tomatoes must turn soft and mushy to give out that tangy-sweet flavour.
  9. Add the puréed spinach. Along with spinach puree which gives a nice colour to the palak pulao, you can even add blanched and chopped spinach to enhance the flavour and texture of the spinach pulao recipe.
  10. Add salt. You can also add cooked chickpeas, mixed sprouts or cubed paneer or tofu in this lahsuni spinach rice for extra protein.
  11. Mix well and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
  12. Add the rice.
  13. Mix gently and cook for another 2 minutes. Ourlahsuni palak chawal | garlic spinach pulao | palak pulao | spinach rice | lasooni palak pulao | is ready. 
  14. Serve lahsuni palak chawal | garlic spinach pulao | palak pulao | spinach rice | lasooni palak pulao | hot with fresh curd, raita and roasted papad. 

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy144 cal
Protein4.1 g
Carbohydrates24.1 g
Fiber4 g
Fat3.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium65.4 mg

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Lahsuni Palak Chawal
 on 30 Sep 20 05:29 PM

I don''t like the Palak taste. I thought maybe it wont be much Palak taste. Hence could not enjoy it much. But my husband loved it even though he doesn''t like Palak. But in general those Palak lovers out there can definitely make and enjoy it.
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01 Oct 20 11:05 AM
Lahsuni Palak Chawal
 on 10 Jun 20 04:27 PM

I tried this recipe and it turned out really very good.,It is very easy, healthy simple and quick. I suggest you all should try it .. Thanks , dear members of the team..
Lahsuni Palak Chawal
 on 10 Jun 17 07:49 AM

Lahsuni Palak Chawal
 on 16 Sep 16 10:04 PM

Amazing recipe
Lahsuni Palak Chawal
 on 26 May 16 03:32 PM

I am a student n for a change I wanted to cook for myself in hostel kitchen not it turned out to be superb. thanks for the recipee
Lahsuni Palak Chawal
 on 27 Jun 15 12:31 PM

Excellent taste ... I am a vegetarian and I am actually fed up of every normal menu which we get outside.. Tarla s recipes suits my tastebuds ...I am so glad I found this app. I have even tried corn fritters from her recipes and it was awesome as well.. However, we miss u m''am ! Hope you are happy wherever you are.
Lahsuni Palak Chawal
 on 10 Jan 15 04:24 PM

Tried this recipe. Nice feedback. Quite easy to cook also.
Lahsuni Palak Chawal
 on 27 Jul 13 12:38 PM

I tried this recipe & the feedback was awesome. It is quick to prepare within a short time & also the ingredients needed is mostly available at home. I prepared this recipe within a short notice of my quest arriving & they all enjoyed this also a lot. Thanks for such a nice recipe which is quick to cook & delicious as well.
Lahsuni Palak Chawal
 on 01 Jun 12 11:29 PM

Yummy - Just love this, the only problem is that the color is dark green and not like the nice green shown here.
Lahsuni Palak Chawal
 on 26 Nov 11 04:20 AM

I tried this nutritious n delicious recipe.. It was awesome n quiet presentable!! My husband liked it a lot.. will try it out every weekend nw.. :)
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