Spinach Biryani Recipe

Spinach Biryani Recipe in English is an easy and traditional cooking recipe to prepare at home. It provides you an awesome taste of Indian Recipes.


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2 cups basmati rIce soaked for 30 minutes
1 large onion, slIced
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1 medium size Tomato, chopped
4 or 4.5 cups of Water
3 tbsp Oil or Ghee
some fried cashews for garnishing (optional)
Salt as required
whole spIces:
1 inch Cinnamon
1 small Star anise
2 green Cardamoms
1 or 2 black Cardamoms
2-3 Cloves
1 bay leaf
a pinch of mace
dry spIce powders
¼ tsp red chili powder
¼ tsp Garam masala powder
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
½ tsp cumin/jeera powder
1 tsp fennel/saunf powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
a pinch of Asafoetida/hing (optional)
for the Spinach puree:
1 medium bunch Spinach
½ cup Mint leaves
½ cup Coriander leaves
1 or 2 green chilies
5-6 Almonds


How to make Spinach Biryani



preparing the spinach puree:
rinse the spinach leaves well.
chop and keep aside.
rinse & chop the green chilies, mint and coriander leaves
in a blender, add the chopped spinach, mint, coriander, green chili and almonds.
add ½ cup water and blend to a smooth paste.
preparing the biryani:
first rinse and then soak the rice.
when the rice is soaking, prepare the spinach puree as mentioned above.
heat oil in a thick bottom and deep pan or pot.
add all the whole spices.
fry for some seconds or till the oil gets fragrant.
add the sliced onions & fry till they are browned.
remove some of the fried onions for garnishing.
add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for some seconds.
now add the chopped tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes becomes soft for 2-3 minutes.
keep on stirring so that the ingredients do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
add the spinach puree and stir.
saute for 3-4 minutes.
now all the dry spice powders one by one and stir.
drain the soaked rice and add.
stir for 1-2 minutes.
pour 4 or 4.5 cups water.
add salt and stir.
check the taste of the broth and if required add some more salt.
cover tightly with a lid and cook till the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
fluff the rice.
serve hot garnished with the fried onions and fried cashews with a side vegetable curry, raita, yogurt curry or some salad.
preparing the spinach puree:
rinse the spinach leaves well.
chop and keep aside.
rinse & chop the green chilies, mint and coriander leaves
in a blender, add the chopped spinach, mint, coriander, green chili and almonds.
add ½ cup water and blend to a smooth paste.
preparing the biryani:
first rinse and then soak the rice.
when the rice is soaking, prepare the spinach puree as mentioned above.
heat oil in a thick bottom and deep pan or pot.
add all the whole spices.
fry for some seconds or till the oil gets fragrant.
add the sliced onions & fry till they are browned.
remove some of the fried onions for garnishing.
add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for some seconds.
now add the chopped tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes becomes soft for 2-3 minutes.
keep on stirring so that the ingredients do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
add the spinach puree and stir.
saute for 3-4 minutes.
now all the dry spice powders one by one and stir.
drain the soaked rice and add.
stir for 1-2 minutes.
pour 4 or 4.5 cups water.
add salt and stir.
check the taste of the broth and if required add some more salt.
cover tightly with a lid and cook till the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
fluff the rice.
serve hot garnished with the fried onions and fried cashews with a side vegetable curry, raita, yogurt curry or some salad.

Posted By: zain abid, abbottabad

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Reviews & Comments (1)

Abida - Qasoor Mar 17, 2015
hello everybody, kisi ne taste ki hai kia spinach biryani?? agar ki hai to bataae ksei bani thi kesa taste tha. mai pehle ap logon se puch lun us ke baad banaungi tasalli ho jaye ke achi bane gi.
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