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