How to make Palak Methi Pulao - SK Khazana -

Pulao made with the goodness of spinach and fenugreek leaves is super healthy, delicious and wholesome.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Spinach leaves (palak) (पालक के पत्ते ), Fenugreek leaves (methi) (मेथी)

Cuisine : Indian, Fusion

Course : Rice

Palak Methi Pulao - SK Khazana

Palak Methi Pulao - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Methi Pulao - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Spinach leaves (palak) finely shredded 2 cup

  • Fenugreek leaves (methi) fresh 2 cup

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Ghee 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 8-10

  • Cloves 6-8

  • Cinnamon 2 1 inch stick

  • Green cardamom 3-4

  • Cumin seeds 1 1/2

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Garlic cloves slit 6-8

  • Green chillies sliced 2-3

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Basmati rice soaked and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger strips for garnish

  • Roasted papad to serve


Step 1

Heat ghee in a wide deep pan, add black peppercorns, cinnamon, green cardamoms and cumin seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add onions, garlic and green chillies and sauté till onions turn light golden.

Step 2

Add dried fenugreek leaves, mix well and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add spinach, fresh fenugreek leaves and salt and mix well.

Step 3

Add Turmeric Powder and mix well. Add rice and 3 cups water and mix well.

Step 4

Add lemon juice, mix, cover and cook on low heat till for 15-20 minutes or till the rice is completely cooked. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 5

Transfer the pulao into a serving plate, garnish with ginger strips and serve hot with papad.

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