Instant Pot Palak Pulao Recipe | Spinach Pulao Recipe
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Instant Pot Palak Pulao Recipe| Spinach Pulao Recipe

Pulao with richness of spinach, a healthy and complete meal. This Instant Pot Palak Pulao is easy to make one pot recipe. Serve the Pulao with raitha of your choice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Rice Varieties
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam



  • 1 Cup Raw Rice 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 1 Onion Finely Chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt As Needed
  • ¼ Cup Green Peas
  • 2 Potato Cubed
  • 1 Cup Water

For Grinding

  • 2 Cups Spinach Tightly packed
  • 3 Green Chili
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds


Grinding Process

  • Take Spinach, ginger, garlic, green-chili in a mixer jar and grind it to a smooth paste

Tempering Process

  • Start the Instant Pot in "Saute" mode. Add ghee to the hot pan. When the ghee is hot, add baby leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and give a mix. Also add cumin seeds and allow it to sputter

Cooking Palak Pulao

  • Add onions and saute the onions till translucent. Then add the spinach paste to the pan and give a good mix
  • To that now, add the green peas, cubed potatoes and mix well
  • Next, wash and add the rice to the instant pot. Add a cup of water and salt. Give a gentle mix.
  • Cancel the "Saute" mode. Close the instant pot with the lid and turn the vent to "Sealing" position
  • Press the Pressure Cooker / Manual mode and set the timer for 5 mins. After the timer is off, allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 mins and then force turn the vent to release pressure.
  • Open the lid carefully and Pulao is all ready.
  • Serve the pulao with any raita of your choice and enjoy this healthy Pulao.


We can also add ghee-fried paneer once the pulao is ready. 


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g