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Lahsuni Palak Rice | Spinach & Garlic Rice

Lahsuni Palak Rice is an aromatic Indian rice delicacy made with spinach and garlic. Perfect flavorful dish to pack into lunch box or to be served for brunch!
Author Priya Lakshminarayan


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 bunch spinach leaves
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 green chilly
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 to matoes
  • Salt as required
  • 1 cup boiled moong bean
  • Cilantro for garnish


  • Soak basmati rice for 30 minutes before cooking it. Then drain the water, add fresh water, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and cloves in it and cook it in a rice cooker. Blanch spinach leaves and blend it along with green chillies into a smooth puree. Heat ghee in a pan, temper cumin seeds. Then add minced green chillies, garlic and ginger. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Then add curry leaves and onions. Fry till the onions turn translucent and then add tomatoes and salt. Saute till the tomatoes turn mushy. Now add boiled moong beans to this. Mix and cook for another minute. Then add the spinach puree and bring it to a boil. Lastly add the cooked rice and mix it all together. Adjust salt as needed.¬†Ganish with cilantro.
  • Serve warm with some papad, pickle and raita.