Palak Pulao / Spinach Pilaf – Plating Up!

Palak Pulao / Spinach Pilaf – Plating Up!

Pasalai Keerai Saadham:


Spinach 1 bunch – cleaned
Garlic 5 cloves
Ginger 2″
Onion 1 small
Tomato 1 small
Green chilies 5-7

For Pilaf:

Rice 1 cup
Green chilies 3
Onion 1 small sliced
Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 spoon
Mint leaves 1 fistful
Tomato 1 chopped
Cloves 5
Cinnamon 1 stick
Cardamom 1 pod crushed
Bay leaf 1
Star anise 1
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Ghee/oil 1/4 cup.


In a wide pan, heat few spoons of ghee. Add chilies, ginger, garlic, onions and tomatoes. Fry for about 2 minutes. Then add greens, cover and cook till the leaves wilt. Add 1 cup of water and wet-grind the same. Set this puree aside.

In a wide crock pot, heat ghee. Add the whole spices, followed by chilies, onion, ginger-garlic paste, mint leaves and tomato. Fry for about a minute. Then add rice, wait till the oil coats to all the sides.

Add the spinach puree. If necessary add water. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the rice turn tender and fluffy.

Serve warm as a main dish.


16 Responses so far.

  1. Chitra says:

    Healthy and delicious!

  2. sangee vijay says:

    wow…my favorite ingredient “spinach”….pulav luks yummy and like the recipe too…def will try this..

  3. Ambreen says:

    WOW!!! That looks awesome…healthy & delicious!

  4. Love the vibrant color..healthy and delicious rice.

  5. Suman Singh says:

    Sounds like a healthy and delicious pulao..

  6. Healthy and yummy one pot meal…

  7. Tina says:

    healthy n colourful pulav…

  8. Green and healthy….Delicious rice…

  9. OK, Malar, that looks absolutely amazing and tempting with its rich green color, I would surely try it as I have been dying to try some new palak recipe for a long time.

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  10. Prathima Rao says:

    A healthy & hearty recipe!!! Love the rich green color too!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  11. Spinach pilao looks delicious and love the fresh green colour!

    Thanks for the awards malar!

  12. USHA says:

    Wow!!!looks very colourful and delicious….lvoe to taste it hot…healthy receipe…Thanks for sharing.

  13. Biny Anoop says:

    wow malar……..ur recipes are always different…..i have made this couple of times and loved it…..just need to have some yogurt,pickle or poppadums

  14. divya says:

    look superb dear and so tempting, amazing.

  15. Delicious and healthy recipe.. looks gr8.. love the color !!
    Indian Cuisine

  16. This is a winner! i’m sure to love this!

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