Saturday, 4 July 2015

Spinach, Dill and Cottage cheese Palau

Spinach, Dill and Cottage cheese Palau
Ingredients
2 cups of Basmati rice washed and soaked for 30 minutes
1 Onion chopped
1 Tomato paste
1 tbsp Garlic crushed
1 cup Spinach chopped 
1/2 cup Dill chopped
1 Green chilli paste
1/4 Cup Yellow Spilt Chick peas / Chana dal soaked for 30 minutes
1/2 cup Cottage cheese cubed
2 whole red Chillies
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Bay leaf
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Cumin seed powder
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Ghee 
Method
Take a cooker. Add the spinach, dill, tomato paste,  chana dal, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seed powder, chilli powder, salt and garam masala and a cup of water. Boil till the dal is cooked. 
Take a pot. Add ghee. Let it heat. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf and whole red chilli. Let the cumin seed crackle. Add garlic and chilli paste. Sauté it for a minute. Add onions, cook the onion till light brown in colour. Add the cooked Spinach and cottage cheese. Add 1 1/2 cup water. Let it boil. Taste the salt.. Add more salt if required. Add the rice, mix it and cook it, gently stir in between and cook till the rice is done. Serve hot... With Raita.