Spinach Rice – கீரை சாதம்


  • Rice – 250 g
  • Bengal gram dhal – 50 g
  • Spinach (Foxtail amaranth or Amaranthus aritis or Tropical amaranth) – 3 cups(250ml cup)
  • Red onion – 1
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 2
  • Dry chillies – 3
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/5 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick – 1
  • Cloves – 2
  • Coconut – 1
  • Garlic cloves – 3
  • asafoetida – A pinch
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – Required
  • Peanuts – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – Required
  • Salt – Requried

How to Prepare

Total Preparation time: 25-30 minutes

  1. Take a vessel then add water, salt and spinach and soak it for 20 minutes to avoid pest effects, then wash it cleanly.
  2. Remove water and chop spinach finely and keep aside
  3. Wash rice cleanly then soak it in 380 ml water for 30 minutes and cook it then transfer into a bowl and keep aside
  4. Wash Bengal dhal and boil it in 100 g water for 3 minutes and mash it and keep aside
  5. Chop onion, chop garlic, chop coriander leaves, chop green chillies, grate coconut separately and keep aside
  6. Heat a pan, add 1 drop oil and fry coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves, 2 tbsp grated coconut, 2 red chillies separately and keep aside separately
  7. Then Grind fried ingredients together like a nice powder and save it in a cup and keep aside
  8. Remove the skin of peanuts then fry peanuts without oil for 2 mintes and keep aside
  9. Take a pan, heat 2 tsp oil then add mustard seeds.
  10. Once seeds crackles, add urad dhal followed by asafoetida, onion
  11. Fry them for 2 minutes till the onion become golden
  12. Add green chillies, red chilli, curry leaves and fry for a minute
  13. Then add grind powder and saute it for 10 seconds
  14. After that add garlic, saute for 10 seconds then add mushed bengal gram and mix it for 5 seconds
  15. Make them to cook for 4 minutes in medium flame
  16. Once dal reached medium heat, add spinach and required salt, saute it well for 5 minutes.
  17. Then add little amount of water (20 ml), mix it well and close the pan allow them cook for 10 minutes
  18. Add cooked rice and mix it for 3 minutes
  19. Finally sprinkle peanuts over it and mix it
  20. Now the Spinach rice is ready for serve

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