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Palak Pulao

Palak Pulao Recipe | Spinach Pulao Recipe

Palak Pulao is a healthy and easy dish which can be done under 30 minutes. This pulao is mild with full of flavours and also rich in Iron and other minerals
Course Main Course, Pulao, Rice Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Palak Pulao
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Pavani


  • Basmati rice -1cup
  • Finely chopped spinach – 1cup
  • Green peas – 1/4cup
  • chopped onion -1
  • Garam masala – 1/2tsp
  • Pepper corns – 1/2tsp
  • Shah jeera-1tsp
  • Cloves-2nos
  • Cardamon-2nos
  • Bay leaves -1
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil-1tsp
  • Ghee-2tbsp

To Grind:

  • Green chillies -4
  • Garlic pods- 3or4
  • Ginger – 1/2inch


  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan, add ghee, oil once they heat, add shah jeera along with cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and cardamom pods.
  3. Next, add the chopped onions and sauté them for a minute or until onions turn into translucent.
  4. Add grounded green chilli, garlic, ginger paste and fry till raw smell goes.
  5. Next add green peas, finely chopped spinach leaves and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Drain the water from the rice and add to the sauce pan and mix gently without
  7. breaking the rice and fry for a minute. Add garam masala and mix well.
  8. Then add 1 ½ cup of hot water and check the seasonings.
  9. Cover with lid and cook on low flame for 15 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
  10. Then gently fluff up the rice with fork and transfer into a serving plate.
  11. Enjoy tasty and delicious Palak pulao with raita.