Palak Pulao (Spinach Pulao)

Palak Pulav or Spinach Pulao
Palak Pulav or Spinach Pulao

This is a “one dish meal” I learnt from Amma. It is very easy to make and delicious. I love this simple Pulao and so do many for whom I make this. Enjoy!

If you have children, do try this. You will have them eating a whole lot of veggies and Palak, all in one sitting!


  1. Rice (preferable Basmati) – 2 Cups
  2. Palak or Spinach Leaves – 1 Large Bunch
  3. Coriander Leaves – 1 Small Bunch
  4. Fresh Ginger – 2” piece
  5. Green Chillies – 4 to 5
  6. Oil – 3 Tbsp
  7. Chopped mixed veggies (carrots, french beans, cauliflower, peas) – 1.5 Cups
  8. Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt to Taste


  1. Pressure cook rice with about 3 cups of water till done. Spread out on a large plate to cool and dry.
  2. Grind Palak, Coriander Leaves, Green Chillies, and Ginger to a smooth thick paste.
  3. In a kadai, heat oil and add the mixed veggies. Stir fry for 5 mins.
  4. Add a enough water to just cover the vegetables.
  5. Cover the kadai and cook over medium heat till veggies are parboiled.
  6. Add the Palak-Coriander paste and sauté till the water evapourates.
  7. Add rice, turmeric, and salt.
  8. Mix well, but with a light hand.
  9. Cover and let it rest for about 10 mins.
  10. Serve warm with papad and/or raita.


I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Do leave me a comment.