Palak (spinach) biriyani

palak with kaju.....a rare delight

Recipe by vijayalakshmi of

easy to prepare,vegetarian, different and delicious

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups Basmati Rice
    • 1 bowl of Spinach (chopped)
    • ½ cup Cashew Nuts (Kaju)
    • ½ cup Cooking Oil
    • ½ tbsp. Ginger-Garlic paste
    • 8 Cloves
    • 4 Cardamoms
    • 2 Cinnamon sticks
    • 10 Peppercorns
    • 1 cup Coconut milk (optional),
    • salt for taste


    1. Heat oil and fry all the spices, add kaju.
    2. Add previously soaked and drained rice. Continue stirring for 2-3 minute
    3. Add Ginger-garlic paste. Continue frying it till the raw flavor of ginger and garlic is gone.
    4. Add a cup of coconut milk and 2 cups of water
    5. Cover and simmer until the rice is cooked.
    6. Depending on the preference you could garnish with fried onions before serving.



    what to do with spinach????? palak biriyani without adding palak.


    I guess Palak is to be added with thr rice so tht it gets cooked with all its flavour mixing well in the dish, isn't it?


    i feel that the spinach biryani should have a touch of spinach in add the spinach pls and rewrite the recipe!!


    rightly commented by others.....what to do with the spinach? upload the recipe afresh by writing as to what is to be done with the spinach.


    When should the palak go in?


    If we have to keep 1cup of chopped spinach aside all the time while cooking rice, then why not just imagine instead, as it is not mentioned when to use spinach.

    Shefali Jariwala

    Where the spinach gone ? or its just plain rice

    deepali parikh

    where is the palak ?

    Shrishti Chandrakar

    where is spinach ???


    I have added spinach after frying rice for 2-3 min and finally the dish came out really well! Thanks for the recipe!


    is it that we have to make a paste of spinach and add it while frying other ingredients


    Pearlie Vaz

    Do you garnish the dish with spinach?


    what to do with the palak? the recipe its not comp...


    What about the spinach?Wasn't that a spinach biryani...?

    samina ansari

    what to do with palak then

    Bhupinder Kaur

    You did not mention when to add spinach in the Spinach Biryani!!!