Thursday, September 19, 2019

Shahi Cashew Spinach and Potato Pulao or Pilaf - simple and tasty

Hello everyone, today I am sharing a very simple but incredibly tasty recipe. Shahi Cashew Spinach and Potato Pulao or Pulav or Pilaf - call it whatever you like :) It is very easy to make and you can make it in Instapot or regular pan.

Ingredients: Rice - 3 cups, Spinach - 1 bunch (chopped), Potato - 1 large, Onion - 1 large, Ginger garlic and chilly paste - 1 tbsp, Whole Masala: (Bay leaf - 1 whole, Cinnamon - 1 stick, Cardamom - 2 small, Cloves - 2-3), Cumin seeds - 2 tsp, Turmeric powder - 1 tsp, Red chilli powder - 1 tsp, Pulao or biryani masala powder - 2-3 tsp, Garam masala - 1 tsp, Cashews - broken 10-12, Salt to taste, Oil -4-5 tsp, Yogurt - 1/2 cup whisked, Water - 5 cups.

Method: Chop  onion, potato and spinach. Heat a pan or put Instapot on saute mode. Add oil and whole masala and cumin seeds. Saute for 2 mins. Add chopped onion and saute till onion is soft. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and biryani/pulao masala. Saute for 3-5 mins. Add chopped potatoes. Saute for another 3-4 mins. Then add chopped spinach. Continue to saute till spinach is wilted. Then add rice and saute for 4-5 mins on medium flame. Finally add Cashews, garam masala, whisked yogurt, water and salt as per taste. 

  • If cooking in pan - cover and cook for 15-18 mins on medium low heat. 
  • If cooking in Instapot, cook on manual setting for 6-8 mins, natural release.
Enjoy with chips, boondi raita, pineapple raita,  or pickle and yogurt.

Till my next post, take care everyone.


AJ said...

Plate looks very attractive.

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy tasty rice, nice recipe.

R said...

@AJ Thanks!

R said...

@Suja Manoj: Thank you :)