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PALAK PEAS BIRYANI | SPINACH BIRYANI

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Palak biryani is a healthy and kids friendly recipe. This is perfect for their lunch box. This biryani is less spicy and tastes so good. We all liked it and great way to make kids eat Spinach. Bharath and shravanthi like biryani very much and would finish the plate quickly. So I am trying healthy biryani recipes that is simple to prepare and this palak biryani is a must try among them. I have added frozen fresh peas and dried peas can also be added by soaking for about 6 hours or overnight.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Rice – 2 cups
  • Peas – 1/2 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 2
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Water – 5 cups
  • Mint leaves – 10
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  • Salt – as required

SPICES:

  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Pepper seeds – 5
  • Cardamom – 3

FOR GRINDING:

  • Palak – 2 bunch
  • Mint leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Water – 1/2 cup

METHOD:

1. Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes. Wash peas and keep aside. Chop onion and tomato.

2. Roughly chop palak leaves and add to blender. Add green chilli, Coriander leaves, mint leaves and water to it. Blend into smooth paste.

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3. Heat oil in cooker and add all the spices. Fry till the oil gets fragrant.

4. Then add onion and fry until it becomes translucent and add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.

5. Add tomato and saute until it turns soft. Then add mint leaves and green peas and mix well.

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6. Add the grinded Spinach paste and stir. Add all the dry spicy powders along with salt and stir well.

7. Now add the soaked rice along with 5 cups of water and stir well for a minute.

8. Check salt and cover the lid. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

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9. Once the pressure seizes, open the lid add ghee and Coriander leaves. Fluff the rice gently.

10. Serve the palak biryani with raita.

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