Palak Chawal ~ Spinach Rice


There are probably a dozen ways to prepare spinach rice. This particular recipe is very simple, flavorful and quick to make. Mildly spiced with warm flavors, this green colored rice makes for a lovely one pot meal. I have also added lightly sauteed paneer. You can eat with raita or any curry of your choice.

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Palak Chawal ~ Spinach Rice

Palak Chawal Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 40 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

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Ingredients:

2 cups long grained rice

large bunch of spinach, wash thoroughly, blanch for 3 mts, strain and puree

1/2 cup lightly sauteed paneer cubes (optional)

1 large onion, finely sliced

1/2 tbsp oil + 1 1/2 tbsps ghee or butter

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

whole garam masala (4 cloves, 1″ cinnamom, 1 elachi, 1 star anise, 1 bay leaf)

1/4 cup curd/yogurt

1/2 tsp sugar

salt to taste

Coarsely crush (do not make a paste):

1 1/2 tbsps chopped coriander leaves

1 tbsp chopped pudina leaves

3 green chillis

1 Heat oil+ghee in a cooking vessel, add whole spices and bay leaf and saute for a few seconds. Add the sliced onions and sugar saute for 4 mts. Add the ginger garlic paste and crushed coriander-pudina-green chillis and saute further for 5 mts. Add the spinach puree and cook further for another 8-10 mts. Add yogurt and combine and allow to cook for a mt, stirring constantly.
2 Add the washed rice and saute for 2 mts. Add 3 1/2 cups water and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add paneer cubes (if using), cover with lid and cook till rice is done.
3 Serve hot with raita or any curry of your choice.

Palak Chawal ~ Spinach Rice

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  spinach
  •   rice

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There are probably a dozen ways to prepare spinach rice. This particular recipe is very simple, flavorful and quick to make. Mildly spiced with warm flavors, this green colored rice makes for a lovely one pot meal.

27 thoughts on “Palak Chawal ~ Spinach Rice

  1. Love spinach and that is the only greens we get most of the times here. I find ways to cook them in different ways. Just made this rice for the weekend a little different though.

  2. Hi Sailu garu,

    Lovely Recipe. I have been following ur website for quite some time now.
    I have tried out many of ur dishes since i am just married and new to cooking ;-).

    My husband is in praise of the dishes and i should really thank u for that.

    Keep rocking.

  3. Hi Sailu garu,

    I have a success story to share which came only from your palak chawal post.
    My kid, who is 3yrs old refuses to take any leafy veggies loved palak chawal like anything. I’m so surprised and more than happy when she got up from her afternoon nap and asked for rice (Palak chawal) again instead of regular fruit snack. I’m so happy to share this with you and thankful tooooooo.

    So happy for you, Roja. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hi Sailu, I want to try this recepie, but I have one doubt. What is meant by ‘BLANCH’. How to do it with spinach. please let me know.

    Boil a liter of water and place the spinach in the hot water and cook for 3 mts. Turn off heat and pour cold water over the spinach. Bring to room temp and make a paste.

  5. hi sailu,
    i made this rice for lunch today… it came out so well.. my husband was full of praises for me… so very thanx to u for posting this recipe for us. will try ur mint pulao very soon…
    keep up the good work..
    mrudula

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