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.


Chitra said...

Healthy and delicious!

sangee vijay said...

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

Ambreen said...

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

Suja Sugathan said...

Love the vibrant color..healthy and delicious rice.

Suman Singh said...

Sounds like a healthy and delicious pulao..

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and yummy one pot meal...

Tina said...

healthy n colourful pulav...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Green and healthy....Delicious rice...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

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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Prathima Rao said...

A healthy & hearty recipe!!! Love the rich green color too!!
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Sathya Sankar said...

Spinach pilao looks delicious and love the fresh green colour!

Thanks for the awards malar!

USHA said...

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

Biny Anoop said...

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

divya said...

look superb dear and so tempting, amazing.

Hari Chandana said...

Delicious and healthy recipe.. looks gr8.. love the color !!
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Ananda Rajashekar said...

This is a winner! i'm sure to love this!