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Palak Pulao
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Palak Pulao Recipe | Spinach Pulao

Palak pulao is a yummy recipe that is prepared with spinach puree and cooked in coconut milk. The flavors here are bursting. Goes well with chips and raita
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


To Grind:

  • Ginger – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic – 4 pods
  • Green Chilli – 3
  • Palak – 1 cup

Other Ingredients:

  • Ghee/ Oil – 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bay Leaves – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – 1-inch piece
  • Star Anise – 1
  • Cashewnuts - 10
  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Onion - 2
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Mint Leaves + Coriander Leaves– ¼ cup
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Coconut Milk – 2 cups


  • Soak the Palak in hot water for 5 mins and then in a blender add in the ginger garlic pods, Green Chilli and Balanced palak and blend it to a fine puree. Extract the coconut milk and set it aside.
  • Soak the Basmati Rice for 30 mins. Heat a Vessel with Ghee once it’s hot add in the Fennel Seeds, Bay Leaves, Cinnamon stick, Star Anise and cashew nuts. Next add in the sliced onions and saute till glossy
  • Add in the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell leaves .Next add in the mint coriander leaves and cook till they shrink and then add in the ground palak puree.
  • Mix well and cook for few mins and then add in the Salt, Turmeric powder. Next add in the soaked Basmati Rice. Fry for 2 mins
  • Add in the measured Coconut Milk and mix well. Add in Salt and Lemon Jucie and mix well.
  • Keep the flame in high and transfer the contents to an electric rice cooker and cook till its cooked to perfection.


· Goes well with Raita and any Kurma.
· You can also cook the same in Pressure Cooker.
· In that case keep the flame in high and close the cooker but without the whistle. wait till the stream comes out rigorously, Once the steam comes excessively put on the whistle and cook for 3 mins exactly and switch off the stove. Let the pressure gets released on its own and then open the cooker and fluff the rice.
· You can also replace coconut milk with water.
Keyword Palak Pulao, Spinach Pulao
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