Saturday, August 6, 2011

Amaranth Greens & Mixed Veg Pulao

A busy week for me with my daughter's school work & extra curricular activities hogging the lime-light and am glad weekend's here - Phew ! Though the weekends are also packed with whole lot of other activities, I look forward to the break from lunch-box packing . My hubby teases me that  I have never sweated for anything else as much as for - what to pack for lunch-box ? And he is not wrong entirely, it is one tough challenge to keep my picky eater hooked to her lunch box !
In my endeavour to keep her afternoon meal @ school appealing n healthy, I made this rice with amaranth greens & a few veggies which was well received. Instead of amaranath use spinach or any other greens if you wish !




Amaranath Greens are a store house of nutrients and are rich in essential minerals & fibres ! Include them more in your menu to reap benefits !!


What's in it :-
  • Cooked Rice - 1 big cup
  • Amaranth Greens - 1 bunch of leaves washed thoroughly
  • Onion - 1 - sliced
  • Potato - 1 - cut in to wedges
  • Bell Pepper - 1 sliced
  • Green Peas - a fistful
  • Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic Pods - 2 to 3 - chopped
  • Curry leaves - a few 
  • Green Chillis - 1 to 2 - halved & slit - to taste
  • Kitchen King - 1 to 2 tbsp - to taste - else use garam masala
How :-

In a wok, add  olive oil and let the fennel crackle & sizzle. Now add garlic  & curry leaves and stir fry it for a few seconds. Add sliced onions and as it turns pink tip in the green peas & potato wedges. Cook for a few minutes. Add the amaranth greens and stir fry it till it wilts. At this point, add the kitchen king and salt to taste and mix well.





Now finally mix the cooked rice and serve hot after adjusting seasonings. Enjoy !





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35 comments:

  1. wat a coincidence even hv posted green amaranthus raitha..this is sure healthy rice..n yummy...

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  2. Looks yummy! Simple but tasty. Will use this recipe to include more green pulaos in our diet. Thanks.
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  3. such a healthy n easy pulao...

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  4. Ohh!! I love Amaranth leaves. Mom used to include often in our lunch. We had it in our garden at home. Here, I'm not finding them anywhere. Though Spinach is in abundance, I still miss Amaranth. Lovely and healthy keerai rice.Your daughter would be definitely loving this :)

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  5. Simple and healthy rice dish.

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  6. Simply healthy fried rice...who'll say no to this :)

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  7. It is been ages since I eat this green. Am sure it is perfect and everyone's like healthy recipe.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  8. Excellent looking healthy fried rice. Wonderfully prepared.

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  9. Healthy pulao. I have not used amaranth greens before.

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  10. Such a healthy and flavorful rice dear...

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  11. Delicious & nutritious pulao..never tried Amaranth..i need to find them in the market, thanks for the recipe Priya!

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  12. Never tried Amaranth greens before, looks yummy & healthy :)

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  13. Healthy and delicious pulao...me too keep racking my brains regarding what to pack for my d's lunch box

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  14. Sounds so yummy and healthy too. That picture of the vegetable masala is soooo tempting!

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  15. A lovely rice dish! I wish I could taste those amaranth green.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  16. First time here. Never tried amaranth green. Looks like a healthy pulao

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  17. Very healthy Pulao, will try this soon.

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  18. Ahh..I love adding greens to the pulao, but who eats after I made it..No one except me, all r picky here.. :( Can I bump into ur place now ?

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  19. Yum ..that's great idea ...looks delish

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  20. Looks like a really healthy dish! A great way to add greens to one's diet. I'm always trying to eat healthy, so this is the perfect idea for me. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Yummy idea to add greens without the kids realizing what they are eating.

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  22. very healthy rice, havent used this greens, shall give a try dear..

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  23. Very interesting and healthy recipe.
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  24. this sounds pretty tasty...I've never been able to find amaranth greens, but I will keep my eyes open for them :D

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  25. Yum! cool new idea for pulao :) looks great dear

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  26. Looks delicious health too. I miss red amaranth greens

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  27. looks delicious :), an all in one healthy food, am gonna try this :)

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  28. Lovely combo into the rice, that veg is also one of our fav at home.

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  29. sounds very tempting n appetizing..:)
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  30. What a tasty pulao recipe! I love veggies, so this is right up my ally! Thanks for such a nice recipe Priya! You have a great blog! :-)

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