Recipe for Aloo Palak Biryani | Aloo Palak Rice | Spinach Potato Rice with spices
Last evening was one of those times where I got totally stuck on what to cook for dinner. Yes, cookbook authors have those moments too!
I had a crisper drawer full of fresh spinach that I had accidentally over ordered for my cooking demo on the weekend. And I have a long list of older recipes from my blog that desperately need newer photos and writing. Matching the two, I knew what I was making for dinner.
This recipe for aloo palak biryani is inspired by the Chhole Biryani my dad had cooked for us once, so I decided to use a similar method and spices to prepare this aloo palak rice / biryani recipe.
People on the internet are notoriously opinionated about about biryani. So let me add a disclaimer that this recipe is not made like an authentic biryani is. No layering the curry with rice and cooking in a vessel sealed with dough etc. This is your regular simple weeknight dinner. If you are that biryani purist, then call this pulao or vegetable rice or by any other name you please. I can promise you this will taste as good 😀
This Aloo Palak Rice | Aloo Palak Biryani took me just around 25 minutes from start to finish because I used the pressure cooker. If you choose to cook in a pan on the stove top, the cooking time for the rice and potatoes will be longer.
I loved this fragrant, spicy rice dinner. Paired with raita, it makes a complete meal.
More easy rice recipes for weeknight dinners
Originally published on March 22, 2011. Updated with new photos and text.
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