Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spinach Soya Chunk Rice

Time 30 min
Basmati rice 1 cup
Soya chunks 1 cup
Spinach leaves 3-4 cups
Onion 1 medium size chopped lengthwise
Garam masala 1/4 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste 1/4 tsp
Green chilies 2-3
Coriander 1 tbsp
Bay leaves 2-3
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Cloves 5-6
Ghee 2-3 tbsp
Water 1.1/2 or 2 cup
Salt to taste

1. Soak rice in water for 1/2 hour.
2. Heat the 1/2 tsp oil in pan, add soya chunks. Roast for 2 min then add 5-6 cups hot water to the pan, and 2-3 pinch of salt, boil for 10 -12 min. Switch off the flame. Allow it to cool. After cooling squeeze water from soya chunks, add fresh water, again squeeze water, repeat 2-3 times. Keep soya chunks aside.
3. Grind spinach, coriander and chilies in blender. Keep it aside.
4. Heat the thick bottom non stick sauce pan. Add ghee after it becomes hot add bay leaves, pepper, cloves, onion. Fry till onion turns golden brown. Then add ginger garlic paste. Saute for few minutes. Add spinach  mixture. Fry for 4-5 min. Then add rice and saute for about 5-6 min on medium flame. Then add soya chunks. Mix well. Then add garam masala, saute for 2-3 min. Then add hot water and salt, stir well. Cover with the lid keep the high flame for about 4-5 min. You will observe that most of the water is soaked by the rice and soya chunks. Then remove the lid stir rice upside down very carefully otherwise rice will get broken. Keep the low flame and cook it for about 10-12 min till it is done. Serve with papad and salad.

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