Saturday, November 8, 2008

Go Green! - Flavoured Dill 'n' Spinach Rice

M has been hooked on to tennis on Wii from the time we've bought it. He is exhausted by the time he's done playing. I thought I'd make something packed with lots of nutrients to keep my man winning every tennis match he plays :-) Some motivation to eat healthy!
  • 1 cup cooked basmati rice
  • finely chopped dill and spinach (I used one bunch of dill and half a bunch of spinach)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • fresh green chillies chopped (optional)
  • 1 tspn chilli powder or rasam powder
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tspn sugar
  • one small piece of ginger, grated
  • for the seasoning - mustard seeds, asafotieda or hing, fennel seeds or saunf, cumin seeds, split urad dal, peanuts and some cashewnuts
  • 2teaspoons oil
  • salt to taste
  1. Heat oil in a wok and add mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, asafotieda and urad dal.
  2. Add chopped chillies and grated ginger.
  3. Add peanuts and cashewnuts and fry for a few minutes till they turn toasty and light brown.
  4. Add chopped onion and saute till it is cooked.
  5. Now add the chopped greens and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder ( I used rasam powder), salt and sugar.
  7. Add the cooked rice and mix well.

The aroma of the herb and greens brought M to the kitchen with an inquisitive look in his eyes. I was sure that the exhaustion had made him really hungry for him to show an interest in what was cooking!

I served it with aloo raita. (diced cooked potato in spiced yoghurt)

I'm sending this recipe to Sowmya's SWC - Cooking with Greens.



1 comment:

sowmya said...

thanks for the entry divya..looks delicious..

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