How about a mouth-watering main course which is healthy and tasty? Palak biryani might sound sophisticated, but it is a simple recipe for your healthy lunch or dinner plan. 

Follow these steps to make a perfect bowl of palak biryani:


  • 2 cups spinach

  • 2 cups basmati rice 

  • 2 tablespoon ghee or oil

  • 3-4 cloves

  • One cinnamon stick

  • 2 small cardamom 

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ½ cup mint leaves

  • ½ cup coriander leaves

  • ½ teaspoon cumin seed

  • ⅓ teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 3 green chilli 

  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste

  • 1 chopped onion ( medium-sized )

  • 1 chopped tomato ( medium-sized )

  • Salt to taste 

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • Cashews for garnishing


  • Clean palak leaves and rinse well. Roughly chopped the palak leaves.

  • In a blender, add the chopped palak, coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilli. Add a little water and blend into a smooth paste and set aside.

  • Soak rice 30 minutes prior to cooking.

  • In a cooking pot, heat oil. Add cumin, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon, and cardamom. Add chopped onions, ginger garlic paste till golden brown.

  • Add chopped tomatoes and stir for 1 minute. Add turmeric powder, and cook for 2-3 minutes till tomatoes turn soft.

  • Pour palak paste and mix well. Add 3-4 cups water to boil, carefully stir for 5-6 minutes to not burn the paste. Add more water if needed. 

  • Add rice in the pot and mix well

  • Let the rice cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes. 

  • Lower the heat, cover with a lid and leave it for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn off the flame.

  • Garnish palak biryani with mint leaves, lemon juice, and cashews. 

It is a perfect way to add palak in a healthy way. This aromatic green biryani takes an hour to prepare. Serve this with raita.