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Palak Biryani

Its been a long time since I posted anything in the space.There are many posts to be shared which I will post as and when it is possible. Life has taken a small twist. Yes, I have started taking small orders on bakes especially eggless doughnuts and cupcakes. Practicing icing and gaining confidence each passing day. Plus ‘Geeths Dawath ‘ is going to get a domain name soon and will try their best to make the blog user friendly. Until then fingers crossed ….

Recipe adapted from : vegrecipesofindia


Basmathi rice – 2 cups (Indiagate)
Onions -3 sliced
Ginger garlic paste -1 tbsp
Tomato – 2,chopped
Water -2 cups
Ghee -3 tbsp approx
Salt – to taste
Fried onions -1 cup
Cashewnuts -handful,roasted 
Whole spices:
Cinnamon -1″
Star Anise -1
Green cardamom -2
Black cardamom -2
Cloves -3
Bay leaf -1
Mace -1
Dry spice powder:
Chilly powder -1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder -1/4 tsp
Fennel seeds powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder -1 tsp
For the spinach puree:
Palak /Spinach – 1 bunch
Mint leaves -1/2 cup
Coriander leaves -1 /2 cup
Green chillies -3
Almonds -5-6


  1. Wash and rinse the palak leaves,coriander leaves and mint leaves .
  2. Make a paste of the leaves with green chillies,almonds.
  3. Add water if required.
  4. Keep it ready.
  5. Soak the rice in water  for 10 minutes and then drain the water.
  6. Heat ghee in a broad pan,add whole spices ,fry for few seconds 
  7. Add onions and saute until it browns,
  8. Add ginger garlic paste add tomatoes and saute until it becomes mushy.
  9. Add spinach puree and the spice powders.
  10. Add soaked rice ,water and salt to taste.
  11. Take a boil,check salt and close the lid and cook in slow flame until it gets cooked.
  12. Serve it hot garnished with fried onions and fried onions.

About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.


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