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Palak Pulao

4 from 1 vote

Palak Pulao is an easy nutritious one pot meal. This could be a very good option for the lunch box. We normally add palak to our dal or prepare palak paneer, now here is another way to include palak into your diet.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsBrunch, Lunch
Servings 1


  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Palak - 11/2 cup tightly packed
  • Cashew Nuts - few 8 to 10
  • Ghee - 2 tablespoon
  • Refined oil - 2 tablespoon
  • Salt
  • Onion - 1 big chopped
  • Garlic - 1/2 teaspoon chopped
  • Cumin Powder - 11/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • cloves - 2
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cardamom - 1 or 2
  • Green chilli - 1 optional


  • Clean and wash the palak leaves and blanch them for few minutes.
  • Drain the water and take the leaves in a blender and make smooth green puree.
  • Wash and soak the rice for 20 minutes.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon ghee and roast the cashew nuts and keep them aside.
  • Now add the remaining ghee and refined oil in pan.
  • Add bay-leaf, cardamom, clove and cinnamon into the pan.
  • Next add chopped onions and garlic and fry till they are translucent in nature.
  • Add cumin powder, coriander powder and salt taste. Mix them well.
  • Now add the palak puree and cook until the raw smell is gone.
  • Finally add the soaked rice and mixed with all the masalas.
  • Add water (approximately 2 1/2 cup) and cook until the rice is done.
  • When the water is almost dried add the fried cashew nuts and serve hot.


Add the water almost double the rice or little more than that depending on the rice quality.

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Amrita Roy
Amrita Roy

I am Amrita, a medical writer by profession and love to experiment with food. My passion of writing and cooking has motivated me to create an accessible diary (Blog: Motions and Emotions) where I share my thoughts and culinary skills. Generally I share easy and tasty recipes which can be tried by any one starting from novice to experienced, bachelor to married persons.

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