Channa Palak Pulao (Gram Spinach Rice)

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Channa Palak Pulao (Gram Spinach Rice)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :20 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 Cup basmati rice, soaked for 20 min in water

  • 1 Cup Boiled kala channa

  • 1 Cup sliced spinach

  • 2 Tablespoon oil for cooking

  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds

  • Whole spices (2 bay leaves, 2 cardamom, cinnamon stick, 2 to 3 cloves, few black peppers)

  • 2 -3 green chillies

  • 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic

  • 1 Tablespoon chopped ginger

  • 1 Sliced onion

  • 1 chopped tomato

  • 1/2 Teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1 Teaspoon garam masala

  • Chilly powder 1 tea spoon or according to taste

  • salt 1 teaspoon according to taste


  • Finish all the preparation first like cutting, chopping and soaking rice Now take a pan or kadai add oil in it and all whole spices and saute it
  • Now add chopped ginger and garlic to this and cook for 2 minutes
  • Now add sliced onion and cook till it is light brown in colour
  • Add chopped tomato and cook for 2 to 3 minutes and add turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and green chillies, saute it
  • Add chopped spinach and boiled channa to this and cook for 5 to 6 minutes
  • Now add soaked rice to this and cook for another 3 to 4 m minutes
  • Sprinkle garam masala and and toast it, now add 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Close it with lid and cook on medium flame till it is done
  • Once done close the gas but don't open the lid, let it rest for 10 minutes