Cilantro Spinach Rice

9 Jan

Kotthimera Palakura Annam


Raw Rice 2 cups
Cilantro 1 bunch
Spinach 1/2 bunch
Ginger 2 inch piece
Green Chillies 3-6
Cloves 4
Cinnamon 3 inch stick
Bay Leaf 2
Green Cardamom 2
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash and roughly chop ginger.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chillies.
Clean and wash cilantro and spinach thoroughly.
Remove hard stems, roughly chop washed cilantro and spinach.
Blend the chopped cilantro, spinach, green chillies, ginger and salt into smooth paste adding sufficient water.

Wash rice thoroughly three times.
Cook in 4 cups of water until almost done.

Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and green cardamom.
Add the cilantro spinach paste and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
Then add the rice and mix thoroughly to coat the rice with the fried paste.
Cook covered for 5 mintues or until the rice is soft and cooked.
Serve hot with any raita.

Notes: Add your choice of vegetables( onion, peas, bellpepper, carrots, potato…) or nuts( cashews, almonds…) before adding the cilantro spinach paste.

10 Responses to “Cilantro Spinach Rice”

  1. Asha January 9, 2008 at 11:33 am #

    Beautiful color, too pretty to eat!:D

    Posted whole lot of Kerala food today at FH.

  2. Deepa January 9, 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    Excellent color …..wish could taste them

  3. Latha January 9, 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    This looks really delicious! I’m going to try this right away – will let u know how it turned out 🙂

  4. valli January 9, 2008 at 5:29 pm #

    you have a trademark for photogaraphy – can recognize the photos are from looking at them – they are amazing. And also thank you for adding me in your food blog list 🙂

  5. Mansi January 10, 2008 at 9:43 am #

    Looks refreshing Raji! I made Spinach and Corn Pulao few days ago..spinach is so versatile, nai?:)

    btw, I’m hosting a fun eeevnt this month and ould be glad if you could can even submit one of your previous recipes:)

  6. Latha January 10, 2008 at 11:21 am #

    Hey Anusha,
    Just wanted ot let u know that i tried your recipe yesterday – the cilantro spinach rice was awesome! Will post some pictures soon 🙂
    Thanks for a qonderful recipe.

  7. Paakapriya March 26, 2009 at 11:38 am #

    Hi, I tried the recipe today and it was absolutely delicious!

  8. sobharajeev January 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    what is cilantro,is it coriander leaves,pls inform me

  9. Raji January 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    thanks everybody
    cilantro is coriander leaves.


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