Feb 9, 2016

Spinach Rice-Palak Chawal Recipe

Spinach Rice Recipe-Palak Chawal Recipe-How to make Spinach Rice(step by step with photo)

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Spinach rice or Palak Chawal is a healthy and delicious rice recipe made using spinach, and spices.

Spinach rice is an easy to prepare vegetarian rice dish, which is ideal for kid’s lunch boxes.
More recipes from this blog:
Lemon Rice
Tomato rice
Rice Palak Pakoda
Tamarind rice
Curd Rice
Spinach-Rice Recipe-Palak-Chawal-spicy-veg-recipes

Spinach (Palak) Rice Recipe (Step by step directions)

Prep Time: 20 min     Cook Time: 25 min       Serves 2

Main Ingredients: Rice and Spinach
Recipe Type: Rice
Cuisine: Indian
Level of Cooking: Easy


  • 1 cup Rice soaked and drained
  • 1.5 cup Spinach puree
  • 1.5 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 2-4 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-2 small pieces of cinnamon
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chilli
  • Salt to taste
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Method:(step by step with photo)

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  • Rinse and soak the rice in water for 15-20 minutes.
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  • Blanch the spinach in boiling water.
  • Drain, wash with cold water and blend in a mixer to a smooth Puree. 
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  • Heat 1.5 tablespoons of ghee in a deep pan. 
  • Add cumin seeds, clove, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom, black pepper, pods give a quick stir, add crushed garlic cloves when they begin to change the colour add green chilli and sliced onion. 
  • sauté until translucent.                  

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  • Add spinach puree.
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  • Add salt sautés for 2 minutes on medium heat.
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  • Add the soaked and drained rice.
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  • Mix well. 
  • Stir continuously and cook for 2 minutes.
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  • Add water 2 cups of water mix well, and bring to a boil on medium flame.
  • When it comes to a boil reduce the flame and cook covered till done.
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  • Garnish with fruits or dry fruits as per your choice.
  • Serve hot with yoghurt.
  • You can use chopped spinach or puree as per choice.
  • You can increase or decrease spices as per your taste.


Anonymous said...

This recipe looks delicious!Never herd about this rice I would love to try it! Thanks for uploading these yummy recipes!!


This is so healthy Swati...will definitely try this...

Tanisha Singh said...

Love your step by step pictorials! Awesome job :)restaurant in satya niketan delhi


This is lovely... would love to add some coriander paste too... have blogged on it...

Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner said...

Lovely presentation.. Looks awesome!!

Ruxana Gafoor said...

Delicious and a healthy rice!

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