Palak(spinach) rice

Main Dish
3 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy
This is one more variety of rice which is very easy to prepare and best for packing lunch boxes.


Number of serving: 3
1 Cup Basmati rice/Normal rice

1 Big bunch of Spinach,cleaned and washed thoroughly

5-6 green chillies

3/4 cup fresh/frozen Peas or soaked dry Peas

1/2 cup Soya chunks,soaked in water

1 big Onions finely sliced

1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste

1 teaspoon readymade Biryani masala(can be replaced by 1/2 teaspoon garam masala)

3-4 cloves

1 " cinnamon stick

2 Bay leaves

1 teaspoon jeera

1 tablespoon Oil

1 tablespoon Butter

Salt to taste


  • Wash the rice a couple of times and soak it in water for 20-30 minutes. Soak Soya chunks in warm water for 10-15 minutess.
  • Squeeze out the extra water and keep it asideDrop spinach and green chillies in boiling water and cook it for 2-3 minutes and drain it using a strainer.
  • Run this immediately under cold running water in order to retain its luscious green color.Cool the greens and blend it into a nice smooth puree.
  • Measure the quantity of spinach puree.Heat oil and butter in cooker,add jeera,cloves,cinnamon,bay leaves and fry for a minute.
  • Add finely sliced onion,ginger-garlic paste and fry until the onions turn light brown in color.Add peas and fry until it starts changing its color. Add spinach puree and fry for a couple of minutes and add biryani masala, soya chunks and fry for a minute.
  • Now add soaked and drained rice to it and give a stir carefully.Add enough water to it in the ratio of 1 : 1 3/4(rice:water) including the measure of spinach puree in it and add enough salt and boil for a minute and cover it with the cooker lid and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
  • You can even cook for 1 whistle and cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes which makes the rice granules separate. Serve it hot with Onion raitha.


Palak(Spinach) Rice, photo 1
Palak(Spinach) Rice, photo 2


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