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Spinach Biryani

Spinach Biryani

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1/2 cup Basmati rice, soaked for 1/2 hour

  • 3 tbsp. ghee (clarified butter)

  • 1

  • 3 green cardamoms

  • 4-5 cloves

  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 1 bunch spinach, washed & chopped roughly

  • 1

  • 2-3 green chilies

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder

Directions

  • 01

    Make a puree with of the spinach with ginger and green chilies with 1/4 cup water. Keep aside.

  • 02

    Heat the ghee and temper with bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and cumin seeds. saute for a few seconds.

  • 03

    Add the onion and fry till light brown. Now add the soaked and drained rice and saute for 1-2 minutes.

  • 04

    Add the pureed spinach, salt, turmeric powder and garam masala powder and continue to saute for 1-2 minutes.

  • 05

    Add 1 and 1/2 cups water and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles. Garnish with fried onions, tomato wedges, lemon wedges and fried cashews. Serve along with some raita, pickle or papad.

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