Spinach Biryani – INSTANT POT – Kids Lunch Box/Weekend Lunch. Serve or Pack with Carrot raita ( Carrot and vegetables with Yogurt) , Mango Pickle and Papad.
Do you like preparing One pot meal for Weekend Lunch and for Kids Lunch Box. I like One pot meals as they are easy to cook and taste good Warm or at Room temperature. I use to prepare this in Rice cooker . For today’s Lunch I tried in Instant pot . Done in less time and perfectly cooked ( all the ingredients I added) . I added Biryani masala . You can skip if you want to feed to your toddler or if your kids doesn’t like the smell of Biryani Masala . Still taste good without it . Whole Garam Masala will flavor the rice. Serve with Carrot Raita . Soak Channa dal so it will cook along with rice . Here is the Simple recipe .
Recipe for Carrot raita : Add grated carrot ( 5 ) to 2 cups of Yogurt ( curd) , Finely chopped Onion , chopped tomato ( 1) and finely chopped Coriander . Heat 1/2 tbsp Oil . When warm enough add 1/2 cumin seeds. Cool and add to yogurt with little salt.
Recipe for 3 . Preparation and Cooking time – Less than 30 minutes
1. Basmati rice – 1 cup
2. Water – 1 1/2 cup
3. Channa dal -1/2 cup
4. Spinach – 3 to 4 handfuls ( finely chopped) and Finely chopped Coriander and Mint ( Add at the end )
5. Tomatoes -2 ( Chopped – 12 pieces), Onion – thinly sliced and Potato – Peeled and cubed
6. Ginger – 1/2 tbsp and Garlic ( 4 ) – Crushed and Green chilli paste – 1 tbsp
7. Biryani Masala – 1/2 to 1 tbsp , Red chilli powder or SAMBAR POWDER
9. Whole Garam Masala – 3 to 5 Cloves , 3 Cardamom , Bay leaves – 2 , Cinnamon stick – 1 or 2 small , Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
10 . Oil – 2 tbsp and Ghee – 1 tbsp
1.Soak rice and Channa dal . Wash 3 to 4 times and add Water n Salt .Taste water for Salt and add accordingly .
2.Turn IP into saute mode . When warm add Oil and Ghee followed by Cumin seeds and Whole Garam Masala. Add ginger , Garlic paste and Green chilli paste . Fry for a minute. Add thinly sliced Onions and Potato . Fry for Couple of minutes.
3. Add chopped Spinach . Fry for a minute . Add cubed Potato .
4. Add water with rice and Channa dal ,Biryani masala and Chopped Tomatoes.
5. Cancel Saute . Close IP with Sealing . Rice mode . NPR ( 5 minutes) . Once done Open the lid and Mix gently . Add chopped Coriander and Mint .
Serve with Carrot raita , Mango Pickle and Papad.