Spinach and Laal Math Broken Wheat Pilaf Recipe

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Spinach and Laal Math Broken Wheat Pilaf
  • Chef: Vicky Ratnani
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A delightful vegetarian pilaf made with broken wheat, spinach, laal math and a host of other veggies. Give your day a healthy start with this recipe.

Ingredients of Spinach and Laal Math Broken Wheat Pilaf

  • 1 cup broken wheat, washed and soaked
  • 30 gm carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 4
  • 20-30 gm of leeks, cut into chunks
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of vegetable stock
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 2 Tbsp of broccoli stems, diced
  • 1 cup spinach, washed
  • 1 cup laal math leaves, washed
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Pinch of lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped

How to Make Spinach and Laal Math Broken Wheat Pilaf

  1. 1.In a blender, add the carrots, onions, leeks, garlic, celery, ginger and green chilli.
  2. 2.Blend it into a chunky paste.
  3. 3.Boil the vegetable stock with a pinch of saffron.
  4. 4.In another pan add 1 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and sweat half of the previously made chunky paste.
  5. 5.Add the broccoli stems. Blanch the spinach and laal math in hot salted water for just a few seconds and immediately add to the pan and saute with the other vegetables.
  6. 6.Saute well and add lemon juice, salt and pepper and a pinch of lemon zest.
  7. 7.Add 1 1/2 tablespoon of the stock into the vegetables.
  8. 8.Add the drained broken wheat and mix very gently.
  9. 9.Add the broccoli florets and grated parmesan cheese.
  10. 10.You may need to add a little more stock if you want a porridge consistency.
  11. 11.Serve the porridge warm or cold with parmesan shavings.