Spinach Cheese Rice

Ingredients:

1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheese
1″ piece ginger (adrak)
juice of 1 lemon (nimbu)
1 cup cabbage (patta gobhi) finely chopped
1 1/2 cup basmati rice (chawal)
1 bunch spinach (palak) leaves washed, drained
salt (namak) to taste
1/2 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) – clove (laung) powder
1 tbsp oil
5 green chillies
1 onion (pyaj) slice into thin long strips

How to make Spinach Cheese Rice:
  • Keep plenty of water to boil.
  • When hot mix in salt, 8-10 drops lemon juice and rice.
  • Stir fry till almost done.
  • Remove in colander.
  • Cool by spreading on a thali or plate.
  • Keep aside.
  • Put spinach, green chillies and ginger in a blender.
  • Do not mix in water.
  • The sustained water is enough for blending.
  • Warm grease in kadai (pan), mix in the spice powder and onions.
  • Fry till they are light brown.
  • Mix in cabbage, lemon juice, salt and spiach paste.
  • Fry for 5 minutes.
  • Mix in the above fried masala to rice leaving behind 1 tbsp mixture.
  • Mix in half cheese.
  • Delicately mix in the masala with rice till evenly mixed.
  • Preferably with finger so grain does not break.
  • Transfer to a casserole, spread the leftover paste on the rice.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese and the milk.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, covered with foil or cling film depending on the oven.
  • Serve hot.