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Aug 17, 2011

Spinach Pulao/Palak Pulao (With Whole Moong)

            I am here with very interesting, healthy n yummy Spinach Pulav recipe for Blog HopWednesday  by Radhika.This week I am paired with Rajani of My Kitchen Trials. She has a very lovely blog,very neatly organised with all delightful recipes.I came to know about her space only thru blog hop wednesday event.I loved all her stuffed paratha recipes but bcoz of my wrist pain i am not able to make chapathis.So today i tried her very recent recipe-Spinach Pulao.I tried with little changes, this is my first try pulav with palak..really the rice came out very well,so flavorful n delicious pulav.My kids also liked it .I served with simple raitha n baked chips.Here we go..

  1. Rice   1 cup(i used Basmati Rice)
  2. Whole moong    1/2 cup
  3. Onion  1 medium(sliced)
  4. Spinach/Palak     1/2 bunch(roughly chopped)
  5. Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
To Temper
  1. Oil   1 and 1/2 tbsp
  2. Butter    1/2-1 tbsp
  3. Black Cumin seeds/Shahi Jeera    1/2 tsp
  4. Green Cardamom   2 no.s(whole)
  5. Bay leaf   2 small leaves
To Grind
  1. Coriander leaves     1/2 bunch
  2. Mint leaves    1 handful
  3. Green chillies    5 no.s
  4. Coconut    2 tbsp(shredded)
  5. Fennel seeds    1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin seeds    1/2 tsp
  7. Onion   1/2 (chopped)
  8. Ginger    2" piece
  9. Tamarind    pea size piece
  10. clove    2 no.s
  11. Cinnamon    1" stick

  • Soak Whole moong for 1 -2 hours and cook till tender ,drain n keep aside.
  • Wash n soak rice for at least 30 minutes n keep aside.
  • Grind all the ingredients under"to gind" with very little water to a fine paste n keep aside.
  • Heat oil + Butter in a pressure cooker/heavy bottom vessel, add the tempering ingredients and allow to sputter n then add sliced onions and saute for 1-2 minutes .
  • then add the ground paste and saute till raw smell leaves (for 3-4 minutes) and add turmeric powder and stir fry for another minute.
  • After that add chopped spinach and stir fry for a minute and add soaked n drained rice fry for a minute.
  • Lastly add cooked whole moong and mix eveything well add enough salt and water.
  • Cook till rice is done..That's it very flavorful n delicious Spinach pulao with whole moong is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot with any Raitha or Curry.

Adjust green chillies to your taste n spice level...the above mentioned qty will yield a mild spicy pulav.
Can also try with any lentils or legume like chana,beans,peas or vegs like baby potato etc.

Click Here to know what other blog hoppers are doing on Blog hop Wednesday - week 2.A very special thanks to Radhika for organizing such a wonderful event.
This recipe also goes to the ongoing event,Iftar Nights @ Jabeen's Corner


  1. Very healthy and delicious one pot meal...

  2. flavorful and healthy rice.. nice try and clicks.. Different combo moong and spinach in rice..

  3. thank you so much buddies..thats so quick response dear :)

  4. colourful, flavourful and healthy rice, nice addition of moong...lovely recipe..

  5. surely a healthy and flavorful rice!

  6. wOW.. This is a greeny yummy looking dish :D Looks great and am sure tastes so too :D

  7. Good one Sangee. It is absolutely healthy with moong and spinach. Looks colourful.


  8. Nice healthy and flavourful Rice !! love to have in my lunchbox !!

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  9. Lovely platter with rice n chips ~ I am so ready with my fork to dig in :)

  10. Delicious pulao and healthy combo...luks gr8!

  11. Irresistible rice dish so healthy still looks so tempting.

  12. Am I invited too for that dinner which has this rice served. I am drooling here. I have to prepare this soon :)

  13. That looks wonderful! Thanks for trying out the recipe and your nice words :). Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!


  14. New recipe to me..Sounds healthy and easy.. Bookmarked it dear..

  15. very innovative. must try this out.

  16. Would love to have that plate of rice..Looks so delicious!

  17. Love the addition of moong in this pulao,pulao packed with full of nutrients..excellent!

  18. Spinach pulao looks yummy.. wonderful lunch box idea:) very healthy and wholesome..

  19. Yum! Thats a very healthy rice on your plate - its a must try for me as I love rice items & spinach ofcourse :) Thanks for visiting my space!

  20. Wow that's a yummy and healthy pot meal.Step wise pics are too good.

  21. Delicious, inviting pulao...Its made all the more nutritious with addition of whole moong...
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  22. this is so nice and healthy..

  23. Hey Sangee,

    This is another sangee writing :) Spinach pulao is pretty much luscious. Thanks for sharing such a healthy n a simple recipe. Beautiful space dear.

  24. healthy and delicious pulav...nice recipe

  25. Love this kind of one pot meal..looks flavorful, healthy and delicious!

  26. This is so new to me,sounds healthy and filling too!

  27. Thank you my dear friends for all your sweet comments...plz do visit again n give your support n encouragement...once a again thanx a lot :)

  28. Dinner time here in Rome...send me three huge portions!!!:)

  29. palak pulao looks delicious! great snaps :)

  30. This looks so delish, I especially love preparations with long grain rice. A healthy one pot meal!

  31. was looking for moong dal dish, the pulav looks yummy!!

  32. Great combination of all the essential ingredients for a healthy meal.


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