Spinach Masala Rice – Complete Planned Meal

Spinach Masala Rice – Complete Planned Meal

Palak Masale Bhath:

Pasalai Keerai + Podi Saadham.


To Be Toasted Each Separately And Powdered Togather:

Coriander seeds 2 spoons
Chana dal 2 spoons
Urad dal 2 spoons
Dry red chilies 6
Fenugreek seeds 1-2 spoons
Whole black pepper 1 spoon
Cinnamon 2 sticks
Cloves 3
Cumin seeds 1 spoon
Dry coconut grated 1/4 cup
Black Sesame seeds 2 spoons

For Rice:

Long Grained Rice/Basmathi 1 cup
Ghee few spoons

For Pan-Frying:

Spinach leaves 2 bowl full
Ghee few spoons.

For Sesonning:

Ghee few spoons
Mustard 1/2 spoon
Chana + Urid dal 2 spoons
Cumin 1/2 spoon
Asafoetida 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves few
Dry redchilies 3.


In a pressure cooker, cook rice along with salt and few spoons of ghee. When it is done…spread the rice in a wide tray. Fluff the rice with fork. Allow this to cool down to room temperature.

In a wide, heavy bottomed skillet, heat oil. Stir-in the greens…add salt + turmeric. Fry them till they are tender.

Now add powderd spices too. Let them get fried well. When the raw smell of the spices is gone and oil shows up on sides, remove from heat.

Now mix this spicy spinach with rice. Let the rice get well coated with oil and spices.

In a separate pan, heat ghee. Add sesonning ingredeients one by one. Wait till they pop and splutter.Now run this sesonning over the rice. Mix them once again thoroughly.

Serve warm as a main dish for lunch/dinner. Enjoy!


30 Responses so far.

  1. Priya says:

    Masala rice looks incredible, healthy rice makes me hungry..

  2. Madhuri says:

    Looks awesome. I usually grind the spinach. will try this.

  3. Very healthy and spicy .

  4. Geetha Achal says:

    சூப்பர்ப் ரைஸ்….

  5. divya says:

    Colorful and yummy dish..very healthy too…Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe!!

  6. This may sounds strange Malar, I too made the exact rice for lunch today! although I added pureed spinach instead of chopping and adding them, the masalas I used are also almost the same :) I think its time for same pinch then ;)

  7. Swathi says:


    I like the spinach podi sadam very much. Your version is really good.

  8. Malar, very good way of putting greens in the rice. I will try it next time.

  9. Looks yummy. Its new to me.. Defiantly gonna try soon.

  10. Nithu Bala says:

    Wow! what a healthy and colourful rice..love this recipe..thank you so much for sharing..

  11. Rumana Rawat says:

    Wow!! Spinach is my favorite, and this makes me hungry , DELICIOUS:-)
    Very happy to follow u. bco’z i get to try more and more recipe’s from my blogger friend’s…

  12. Soma Pradhan says:

    I like spinach rice a lot.. the taste is mild but trully comforting

  13. PJ says:

    masala rice looks so delicious. love the concept of adding spinach to it.. yummy and healthy.

  14. Ann says:

    Very healthy and delicious recipe.

  15. SS says:

    Hey Malar.. My, my.. many dishes here in the past few days! They all look delicious! Cheers and happy cooking! :)

  16. sangeeta says:

    i love this masala rice and make it with pureed spinach…
    just need a bowl of curds with it ..

  17. Healthy and full of flavours, love the ingredients used…surely would be great to have it anytime…

  18. Mamatkamal says:

    What a lovely recipe! With spinach, this rice must taste so delicious!

  19. AshKuku says:

    I love spinach in my diet always…. And since very long time I have been aspiring to incorporate spinach in my rice..meaning along with the rice prep, by itself…. like yours… but never have till date… Your prep looks real yum!!!!! Very healthy too……. but obvious!!! ;-)


  20. Dershana says:

    arumayana variety rice!

  21. Rajee says:

    I love spinach and rice looks tasty and healthy.

  22. A healthy dish with spinach looks delicious.

  23. RAKS KITCHEN says:

    Sounds very nice ,appetizing Malar,have to try out this complete planned food :)

  24. Very healthy and delicious recipe…love the concept of using spinach and the ingredients of podi..seems the podi can be made in batches and stored..
    Thanks for the recipe

  25. Veggie Belly says:

    im loving the combination of coconut, sesame and spinach!

  26. Meena says:

    love this one…i add coconut milk in place of coconut…shall try ur version!

  27. Valarmathi says:

    Healthy variety rice, looks tempting and delicious.

  28. simple and healthy recipe..thanks for sharing!!!

  29. i love this rice and make it often… makes me feel like i m eating healthy!

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