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Palak Mutter Pulao – Spinach And Green Peas Pulao

Palak Mutter Pulao is an excellent one pot meal that will pair well with just raita or plain yogurt. I love the use of mint in Spinach Green Peas Pulao as it adds lots of flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Kids Friendly, Lunch Box Recipes, One Pot Meal
Cuisine: Asian, Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 257kcal


  • pan
  • bowl
  • spatula


  • 1 ½ c cups Basmati rice
  • 3 cups Spinach I used frozen
  • 1 cup Peas I used frozen
  • 1 large Onion Sliced
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 inch piece Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp Oil / ghee


  • ½  cup Mint leaves
  • ½  cup Cilantro 
  • 2 cloves Garlic 
  • ½  inch piece Ginger 
  • 3 Green chili 


  • Grind all the ingredients mentioned under the masala paste.
  • Wash and soak the rice for about 20 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a pan, heat the oil/ghee (I use the combination of both) and add the fennel seeds. Fry for about 10 seconds and then add the onions. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  • Now add the ground masala paste and fry on low flame until the mixture becomes aromatic and the oil starts oozing out (takes about 5 to 6 minutes).
  • Now add the frozen spinach and all the dry spice powders (turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt). Cook until the spinach becomes soft (about 5-7 minutes).
  • Now add the frozen peas and give it a good mix. Add the water needed for the rice (I used 3 cups of water) and let it come to a boil.
  • Add the drained rice and mix well.
  • Cook covered until ¾th done. Now cover the pan with an aluminum foil and then the lid. This method locks in the steam and makes the dish more flavorful. Cook in low heat for about 10 more minutes and then fluff the rice with a fork.
  • Let the rice sit for about 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1892IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg